Educational Leadership at District Level: Women’s Reflections on Their Self-Perceptions

Mercy Kutu & Connie Zulu
Self-perception constitutes an indispensable component of social life that might significantly contribute to one’s leadership ability. This study examined the perceptions that women in educational leadership at the district offices in one of the provinces in South Africa have about themselves and their leadership roles. It formed part of qualitative research aimed at exploring women’s experiences of career advancement into educational leadership positions at the district level in the North West Province of South Africa....

Researching Understandings of the Child in Intercultural Marriages: Trying Out a Hermeneutic Interview Protocol

Janine Tine & Julia Ellis
In interpretive inquiry, researchers need interviewing approaches that will create possibilities for insight and holistic understanding. A hermeneutic interview protocol was developed and refined over a number of years in the context of an interpretive inquiry course. In this study, one of the authors examines her experience with using this interview framework in a practice inquiry for her research on “understandings of the child” in intercultural marriages. The study identifies the misgivings and doubts she...

Integrity hour and the mental health continuum

Lisa Vogt, Breanna Sawatzky & Pamela Villafranca
Supporting academic integrity across the institution is an involved process that includes integrating proactive education, designing effective learning spaces, identifying potential academic integrity breaches, and finding resolutions to support student learning. Through published literature as well as anecdotal experiences, we know that upholding the spectrum of academic integrity can take a toll on everyone – including students, instructors, administrators, and support staff. Rapid transitions and isolation brought on by responses to COVID-19 have only intensified...

Where there's smoke: The library's role in bibliographic analysis of academic misconduct

Josh Seeland
Literature from many disciplines has, for years, called for library involvement in academic integrity. More recently, it has been suggested that libraries and those working in them are well-suited to assist in detecting plagiarism. At the same time, literature specific to quality in academic libraries has emphasized the development of and focus on services, and what libraries do rather than what they have. With this in mind, and with academic integrity in its portfolio, the...

Make it someone’s job: Documenting the growth of the academic integrity profession through a collection of position postings

Lisa Vogt & Sarah Elaine Eaton
We examine specific roles in higher education specializing in academic integrity. We collected publicly advertised job postings from 2018 to 2021 (N = 34) from Canada (n = 18), the United States (n = 14), and Australia (n = 2). Our review showed that academic integrity jobs can be situated within different units including student affairs, the library, or the teaching and learning centre among others. Salaries ranged from $49,000 CAD to over$100,000 CAD,...

Developing Gadamerian Virtues Against Epistemic Injustice: The Epistemic and Hermeneutic Dimensions of Ethics

Haley Burke
Abstract In her groundbreaking text Epistemic Injustice, Miranda Fricker evaluates types of harms incurred by individuals undergoing unrecognized and inarticulable oppression. At issue in epistemic and hermeneutic injustice are prejudicial comportments to and evaluations of reality. In the following, I focus on hermeneutic and epistemic injustice in relation to the formation of intellectual and ethical virtues. When reading Fricker and Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics together, there is a clear pathway to improve ethical development. In particular,...

A New Framework for Enhancing (Academic) Integrity

Paul MacLeod
Why is academic integrity so important? This might seem like a frivolous question, but it really is not. Academic integrity is crucial if we consider that one of the prime missions of higher education is to help form the intellectual and moral outlook of the future leaders of our society. By so doing, higher education can contribute to societies whose members abide by the rule of law and maintain, for the most part, adherence to...

Erin Hagen & Charlotte Sander
In the Spring 2021 semester, Langara College held a student contest inspired by a project created by a Dalhousie instructor, asking students to create fun, creative memes discussing the importance of academic integrity. The contest ran for two weeks, after which finalists were shortlisted and posted to the Langara College Instagram for the winners to be voted on by the College community. Starting with an introduction to the Academic Integrity Campaign and its goals, the...

The Role of Mentorship in Internships

Moira McDonald & Rebecca Wilson-Mah
Undergraduate hospitality programs typically integrate a work-integrated learning (WIL) component such as a co-op placement, practicum, or internship. Mentorship is one practice in the workplace that offers opportunities to enhance both psycho-social and career development support. This qualitative study explores undergraduate hospitality management students' perceptions of the role of mentorship in their internship workplaces. Students' impressions of mentorship are described with a particular emphasis on the role of supervisors as mentors in the workplace, how...

Building Assistive Communities: The Potential of Liberating Structures for In-Class Peer Mentorship

Oral Robinson & Alexander Wilson
Peer mentorship programs have mostly emphasized formal structures, wherein a more experienced student guides a less experienced student. However, these practices are hierarchical and require substantive resources to organize and implement. Searching for alternatives, we research the effectiveness of an informal teaching technique that facilitates active learning and peer-mentorship from everyday classroom settings and processes. Drawing on formative feedback from students enrolled in a lower-level Sociology course over a term, this paper analyzes how a...

Disrupting the Hierarchy: Mentoring Graduate Students as Co-educators

Fabiola E Aparicio-Ting, Donna Slater, Daniela Urrego & Helen Pethrick
In this paper, we describe our approach to mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) as teaching and learning protégés within the context of a challenging undergraduate honours thesis course. An approach to mentoring GTAs in this multifaceted course is outlined, while providing practical strategies that expose GTAs to various aspects of the teaching process so that they become co-educators. Reflections from two GTAs that highlight the benefits and challenges of the co-educator model are also presented....

Disrupting the Hierarchy: Mentoring Graduate Students as Co-educators

Fabiola E Aparicio-Ting, Donna Slater, Daniela Urrego & Helen Pethrick
Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5 (2022): Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2022: 2022

War on Weight: Capturing the Complexities of Weight with Hermeneutics...1-12 What's At Stake in Emerging Horizons...1-4 Gadamerian Hermeneutics with Intersectionality as an Analytical Lens...1-19 Emerging Horizons, Part Two. Harmony’s Story: Answering the Big Question...1-8 Emerging Horizons, Part One. Amanda's Story: Wound Care ...1-9 Crafting Meaning, Cultivating Understanding: A Prologue to the “Emerging Horizons” Series ...1-15 An Ephemeral Light: The Question of Death in the Artwork of Children who are Dying...1-17 Guest Editorial: Beet Juice...1-3

Contributions to Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 16 No. 3 (2021)

On the homotopy type of complexes of graphs with bounded domination number...139-160 On the real roots of domination polynomials...175-182 Polytopal balls arising in optimization...125-138 Homotopy Type of Independence Complexes of Certain Families of Graphs...74-92 Oriented unicyclic graphs with minimal skew Randić energy...93-110 Bailey and Daum's q-Kummer Theorem and Extensions...31-41 Starred Italian domination in graphs...139-152 Flag vector pairs, fatness, and their bounds for 4-polytopes...9-30 The Tutte Polynomial of Complex Reﬂection Groups...42-64 Degree conditions of nearly induced...

Scaffolding the Learning Opportunities: Academic Integrity at Douglas College

Holly Salmon & Janette Tilley
Douglas College has recently developed a wrap-around (multi-touchpoint) model of student education for academic integrity at the college. This presentation will share the preliminary work being done, both college-wide and discipline-specific, including a recent policy language update to encourage faculty to consider whether an academic integrity issue might be regarded as a learning opportunity, rather than a violation. It will also provide a snapshot of preliminary data collected about students being reported in one of...

How Chegg Blew Up Our Exams

Crystal Samela & Heather Martin
Join the presenter for an experience-based discovery about the file-sharing giant Chegg. Engage in one institutions journey when they learned many of their exams were virtually compromised, how they addressed the issue, and how they moved forward. During this session the Chegg Honor Code investigation will be described, and the results shared.

Exploring the Personal and Professional Realities of Parenthood and Graduate Studies

Melissa Corrente
This qualitative study using narrative inquiry as methodology explores the ways in which five parents experienced the phenomenon of graduate studies within the context of parenthood. The study uses Connelly and Clandinin’s (2006) three-dimensional narrative inquiry space to examine, deconstruct, analyze, and gain insight into dominant themes. The research question for exploration is How do graduate student parents navigate lived experiences in both parenthood and graduate studies? The inquiry broadens the field by focusing on...

Student-Faculty Partnership as a Foundation for Authentic Learning

Tracey L Clancy, Carla Ferreira & Paige Thompson
To understand the nature of student-faculty partnerships we began to explore the literature on students and educators as pedagogical partners (Cook-Sather, Bovill, & Felten, 2011). What emerged was a strong alignment between our transformational partnership as co-teachers in higher education and how our co-teaching practice has evolved to influence our relationships with students. Reflecting on our co-teaching practice has created a space for us to cross the threshold and embrace ‘radical collegiality’ (Fielding, 1999); not...

Authentic Learning Within the Brave Space Created Through Student-Faculty Partnerships

Nicole Zuban, Tracey L Clancy & Carla Ferreira
Engaging students as pedagogical partners creates a brave space for students to become critical thinkers and beings that shapes not just what they know, but also who they are (Arao & Clemens, 2013; Bovill, Cook-Sather, & Felten, 2011). The language of brave space conveys a tone for engagement while also proposing a manner of engagement (Cook-Sather, 2016). The transformative experience of engaging in student-faculty partnership in and of itself constitutes a brave space where learners...

Using Active Learning Activities to Enhance Student Engagement in a Business English Program

Laura Taylor
Active learning activities are becoming more prominent in the university setting, specifically in North America. However, in some departments, large class sizes make application and engagement with these types of activities particularly challenging. In response to this challenge, departments may look to supplemental programming for students, which can both aid in the comprehension of lecture material and offer tailored support focusing on subject-specific skill development. This paper reflects on an English language professional skills development...

University of the 3rd Age (U3A): Coming to Calgary

Sandra Hirst, Carole-Lynne LeNavenec & Robert Stebbins
The purpose of this descriptive case study is to promote understanding of the University of the Third Age (U3A) as an approach to facilitating lifelong learning opportunities for and with older adults. This case study is specific to the development of a University of the Third Age in Calgary (U3A Calgary). The benefits of lifelong learning for older adults and communities are described. The benefits are followed by the articulation of the work done by...

Integrating Design Thinking in Teacher Education to Foster Creativity

Olive Chapman, Jessica Pia, Kelly Craigue, Janeska Leiva-Sandino, Scott Godin & Michael Hilton
This paper discusses how design thinking was used in a one-semester education course at the University of Calgary with secondary school prospective teachers of different disciplinary backgrounds and high school subject specializations. It presents some key characteristics of design thinking and their relationship to creativity and students’ learning. It shares ways in which a sample of the student teachers engaged in design thinking, which stimulated their creativity and resulted in new thinking that included the...

The Kinesiology Curriculum: Using Student Responses to Evaluate Course Content

Eshleen Kaur Grewal & Patricia K Doyle-Baker
The academic discipline of kinesiology is relatively new (1960s) and is devoted to the study of human movement. The knowledge base and subject of study continues to develop and now includes inquiry regarding the impact of physical activity on health, society, and quality of life. The purpose of this course content evaluation was to identify kinesiology students’ views on the addition of public health content in the curriculum. A lecture addressing the background history of...

Let’s Talk About Power: How Teacher Use of Power Shapes Relationships and Learning

Leslie Frances Reid & Jalal Kawash
Teachers’ use of power in learning environments affects our students’ experiences, our teaching experiences, and the extent to which learning goals are met. The types of conversations we hold or avoid with students send cues regarding how we use power to develop relationships, influence behaviour and entice motivation. Reliance on prosocial forms of power, such as referent, reward, and expert, have a positive impact on outcomes such as learning and motivation, as well as perceived...

Lifelong Learning, Certification, and Nursing Practice: Their Interrelationship

Sandra P Hirst, Carole Lynne LeNavenec & Rebecca Stares
A legislatively regulated and self-regulating profession, such as nursing, holds its members (registered nurses) accountable to the public it serves for the continuous development of the competencies they profess to hold. A requirement for competency is lifelong learning and can be evidenced through certification. In this paper, the interrelationship of lifelong learning, certification, and registered nursing practice is examined. Strategies used to support certification through a lifelong learning approach are described.

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