Factors that Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspiration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148061
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors that Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspiration
Abstract:
Factors that Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspiration
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Rossetti, Jeanette, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Illinois University
Title:Factors That Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspiration
This presentation presents findings from a recent research study that explored factors associated with success in university teaching and which made a connection to inspiration by an interpretive analysis of the educational philosophy and goal statements of the 35 Northern Illinois University Presidential Teaching Professors. An interpretive study, which drew on the hermeneutic tradition of explicating textual origins, was chosen in order to understand inspired teaching and factors associated with the professors’ success in teaching. Student evaluations and comments from six professors were also used as data. The purpose of this interpretive study was to explore factors associated with success in university teaching and to examine their possible connection to inspiration. Specific study questions were: (1) What are the factors that have led to success in university teaching? (2) Is there a connection between the factors that have led to success in university teaching and the experience of inspiration? Four main categories of relevant themes resulted after analysis of the data. The categories, which described the factors that led to success in university teaching, are: Presence, Promotion of Learning, Teachers as Learners, and Enthusiasm. A connection to inspiration was noted throughout these categories and data was presented by using the narrative voices of the professors and the students. Narrative quotations were used throughout the study as a way to share meaning with the reader. The narratives of the Presidential Teaching Professors and the students in this study give meaning to successful and inspirational teaching.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors that Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspirationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148061-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors that Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspiration</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rossetti, Jeanette, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Illinois University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Factors That Make Outstanding Professors Successful: A Connection to Inspiration</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rossetti@niu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation presents findings from a recent research study that explored factors associated with success in university teaching and which made a connection to inspiration by an interpretive analysis of the educational philosophy and goal statements of the 35 Northern Illinois University Presidential Teaching Professors. An interpretive study, which drew on the hermeneutic tradition of explicating textual origins, was chosen in order to understand inspired teaching and factors associated with the professors&rsquo; success in teaching. Student evaluations and comments from six professors were also used as data. The purpose of this interpretive study was to explore factors associated with success in university teaching and to examine their possible connection to inspiration. Specific study questions were: (1) What are the factors that have led to success in university teaching? (2) Is there a connection between the factors that have led to success in university teaching and the experience of inspiration? Four main categories of relevant themes resulted after analysis of the data. The categories, which described the factors that led to success in university teaching, are: Presence, Promotion of Learning, Teachers as Learners, and Enthusiasm. A connection to inspiration was noted throughout these categories and data was presented by using the narrative voices of the professors and the students. Narrative quotations were used throughout the study as a way to share meaning with the reader. The narratives of the Presidential Teaching Professors and the students in this study give meaning to successful and inspirational teaching.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:39:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:39:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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