Supporting and Mentoring New Social Work Instructors: A Formative Evaluation of the TEAM Program

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Shane R. Brady



            This study provides qualitative results from a unique mentorship and teaching support program designed, implemented, and evaluated in a school of social work at a major Midwestern research I university over a three year span. Primary qualitative data was collected through regular check-in meetings and end of the semester focus groups. Additional data was collected through orientation notes and detailed process notes from individual communications and consults with new instructors. Lessons learned point to both the importance of providing support and mentorship to new instructors as well as challenges in building and sustaining a positive culture for teaching and mentorship at a research I institution. 


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Brady, S. R. (2018). Supporting and Mentoring New Social Work Instructors: A Formative Evaluation of the TEAM Program. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 18(2), 24–38.
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Shane R. Brady, University of Oklahoma Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work Knee Center for Strong Families OU Center of Applied Research for Non-Profits

Dr. Shane Brady is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Oklahoma's Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work as well as affiliated with the Knee Center for Strong Families and OU Center of Applied Research for Non-Profits


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