Chronology of the Development & Application of the Meta-Professional Model

A PDF copy of any of the papers or materials listed below may be downloaded by simply clicking on its title.  The author(s) of each document may be contacted by simply clicking on his/her name.

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2011: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Special Case of the Meta-Profession Model. 

An analysis of the metaprofessional skill sets required for SOTL research and assessment. Presented by Michael Theall, Ph.D., at a conference of the Colorado Community College System campuses, June 8, 2011, Denver, CO

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2010:  Exploring Faculty Roles, Work, & Skills: A Strategy for enhancing professional and organizational development. A professional enrichment seminar presented at the January, 2010, meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, conducted by Mike Theall and Raoul A. Arreola.

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2009: Qualitatively Excavating below the Quantitative SurfaceAn action-oriented, Case-based application of the Meta-professional Model.

Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the AERA. Paper by Michael Theall, Bonnie Mullinix, and Raoul A. Arreola.

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2004:  The first practical application of the metaprofessional model occurred in August of 2004. Based on the work cited below, Raoul A. Arreola was invited to develop and conduct a seminar for the faculty of the Florida State University School of Nursing. The objective of the seminar was to develop a plan for promoting the development, support, and recognition of key skills and competencies required for Nurse Education excellence at Florida State University. Based on both the National League of Nursing’s published statement of the 8 Core Competencies of Nurse Educators and application of the meta-professional model presented here, the faculty developed a set of competency statements and standards designed to meet their specific objectives. The Final Report resulting from this work may be downloaded here.

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2004: Scholarship Re-Conceptualized: An Evaluative Perspective

A further development and application of portions of the meta-profession model was presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of AERA in a paper by Raoul A. Arreola.

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2003: Beyond Scholarship: Recognizing the Multiple Roles of the Professoriate

A more completely developed version of the model was presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of AERA in a paper by Raoul A. Arreola, Michael Theall, and Lawrence M. Aleamoni.

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2002: "Leadership in faculty evaluation and development: some thoughts on why and how the meta-profession can control its own destiny"

Keynote address by Michael Theall upon receiving the 2002  McKeachie Career Achievement Award from the AERA Special Interest Group on Faculty Evaluation and Development. His address focused on the leadership implications of the meta-profession model.

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2001:  Beyond the Scholarship of Teaching: Searching for a unifying metaphor for the college teaching profession.

In 2001 Michael Theall presented a paper (co-authored with Raoul A. Arreola) at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) which described the use of the metaprofession model in defining the professoriate.

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2001:   College Teaching as a Meta-Profession: Reconceptualizing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

An expanded version of the Meta-Profession model was presented in 2001 at the 9th Annual Faculty Roles and Rewards Conference of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) in a paper by Raoul A. Arreola, Lawrence M. Aleamoni, and Michael Theall .

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2000:  Higher Education's Meta-Profession

In the Fall of 2000 Dr. Arreola elaborated on his concept in an interview published in The Department Chair (Vol. 11, No. 2).

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1995:  The meta-profession concept has been a featured part of the CEDA workshop on Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System for many years. However, the first elements of the basic meta-profession model were published in the 1995 edition the book Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System (Raoul A. Arreola, Jossey-Bass) in defining the role of teaching for evaluative purposes. In 2006 the third edition of the book was published and may be ordered from the publisher's web site.