A community of practice to support the transition from doctoral student to faculty

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Hemphill, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Professional collaboration is an important aspect of any field. It allows for individuals to share ideas and to be part of a team. The TPSR Alliance has been a space for such professional collaborations where members have been able to both benefit from and contribute to it by sharing research and practices revolving around developing responsible behaviors in youth using the teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model. They have had the opportunity to be a part of this community over the course of their doctoral education process and during their transition from graduate school to their current academic careers in higher education, During our graduate studies their involvement in the TPSR Alliance community of practice was integral to their socialization process so that they could become a part of a professional community that embodied shared beliefs. Gardner and Barnes discussed the importance of graduate students taking the initiative to become involved in opportunities that will help them in their future careers.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
TPSR Alliance, professional collaboration

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