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dc.contributor.advisorTurpen, Chandra Aen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRichardson, Derek Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorOlmstead, Alice Roseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-03T05:43:29Z
dc.date.available2016-09-03T05:43:29Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2P21X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18608
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, we will explore approaches to faculty instructional change in astronomy and physics. We primarily focus on professional development (PD) workshops, which are a central mechanism used within our community to help faculty improve their teaching. Although workshops serve a critical role for promoting more equitable instruction, we rarely assess them through careful consideration of how they engage faculty. To encourage a shift towards more reflective, research-informed PD, we developed the Real-Time Professional Development Observation Tool (R-PDOT), to document the form and focus of faculty's engagement during workshops. We then analyze video-recordings of faculty's interactions during the Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop, focusing on instances where faculty might engage in pedagogical sense-making. Finally, we consider insights gained from our own local, team-based effort to improve a course sequence for astronomy majors. We conclude with recommendations for PD leaders and researchers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn Assessment of Professional Development for Astronomy and Physics Faculty: Expanding Our Vision of How to Support Faculty's Learning About Teachingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAstronomyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAstronomyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEducation researchen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFaculty professional developmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledInstructional changeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledResearch-based teachingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWorkshopsen_US


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