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International Journal of Technology in Education
written by Emily M. Walter, Andrea Beach, Charles R. Henderson, Cody T. Williams, and Ivan Ceballos-Madrigal
Adoption of evidence based instructional practices is not widespread inAmerican institutions of higher education. This is due in part to reforms focusing on individual teaching practices rather than conditions for system reform. Since measurement of organizational conditions is critical for widespread change, we developed and validated the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII). SCII has 30 Likert-scale statements, 5 supplementary questions, and 9 demographic items. It is designed to measure five aspects of organizational climate in postsecondary settings: leadership, collegiality, resources, respect for teaching, and organizational support. The goal of this paper is to describe (a) our development process, (b) steps in validation, and (c) patterns in the data from 917 instructors at six institutions of higher education in the United States. Our results indicate that the instrument is reliable and has the potential to differentiate among institutions, disciplines, departments, and other demographic variables. Although the survey is interdisciplinary, we highlight notable organizational climate differences between STEM and non-STEM disciplines. We also identify organizational climate differences for cis-gender women and graduate student instructors, highlighting unique professional support needs for these groups. We expect our findings and the instrument to be useful for campus change leaders, faculty developers, higher education researchers, and discipline-based education researchers.
International Journal of Technology in Education: Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 166-199
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Education - Applied Research
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Literature
= Validity
- Sample Population
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= Instructor: In-service
- Teacher Characteristics
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
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Walter, E.; Beach, A.; Henderson, C.; Williams, C.; Ceballos-Madrigal, I.
DOI:
10.46328/ijte.46
Keywords:
Departmental culture, education reform, inclusivity
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Metadata instance created September 29, 2023 by Sam McKagan
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October 16, 2023 by Caroline Hall
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E. Walter, A. Beach, C. Henderson, C. Williams, and I. Ceballos-Madrigal, , IJTE 4 (2), 166 (2021), WWW Document, (https://www.ijte.net/index.php/ijte/article/view/46/pdf).
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E. Walter, A. Beach, C. Henderson, C. Williams, and I. Ceballos-Madrigal, Understanding Conditions for Teaching Innovation in Postsecondary Education: Development and Validation of the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII), IJTE 4 (2), 166 (2021), <https://www.ijte.net/index.php/ijte/article/view/46/pdf>.
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Walter, E., Beach, A., Henderson, C., Williams, C., & Ceballos-Madrigal, I. (2021, March 4). Understanding Conditions for Teaching Innovation in Postsecondary Education: Development and Validation of the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII). IJTE, 4(2), 166-199. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://www.ijte.net/index.php/ijte/article/view/46/pdf
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Walter, E, A. Beach, C. Henderson, C. Williams, and I. Ceballos-Madrigal. "Understanding Conditions for Teaching Innovation in Postsecondary Education: Development and Validation of the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII)." IJTE. 4, no. 2, (March 4, 2021): 166-199, https://www.ijte.net/index.php/ijte/article/view/46/pdf (accessed 21 May 2024).
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Walter, Emily M., Andrea Beach, Charles Henderson, Cody T. Williams, and Ivan Ceballos-Madrigal. "Understanding Conditions for Teaching Innovation in Postsecondary Education: Development and Validation of the Survey of Climate for Instructional Improvement (SCII)." IJTE 4.2 (2021): 166-199. 21 May 2024 <https://www.ijte.net/index.php/ijte/article/view/46/pdf>.
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