Publications

Books and Book Chapters

2. Guitman, R., Acai, A., & Mercer-Mapstone, L. (in press). Unlearning hierarchies and striving for relational diversity: A feminist manifesto for student-staff partnerships. In S. Abbot & L. Mercer-Mapstone (Eds)., The power of student-staff partnership: Revolutionizing higher education. Elon, NC: The Center for Engaged Learning.

1.     Ahmad, A., Fenton, N., Graystone, L., Acai, A., Matthews, K. E., & Chalmers, D. (2018). Investigating impact in higher education. Hammondville, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
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Journal Articles

20. Dhindsa, K., Acai, A., Wagner, N., Bosnyak, D., Kelly, S., Bhandari, M., . . . Sonnadara, R. R. (2019). Individualized pattern recognition for detecting mind wandering from EEG during live lectures. PLOS ONE, 14(9), e0222276.
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19.     Matthews, K. E., Mercer-Mapstone, L., Dvorakova, S. L., Acai, A., Cook-Sather, A., Felten, P., . . . Marquis, E. (2019). Enhancing outcomes and reducing inhibitors to the engagement of students and staff in learning and teaching partnerships: Implications for academic development. International Journal for Academic Development, 24(3), 246-259.
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18. Mercer-Mapstone, L., Guitman, R., & Acai, A. (2019). Reflecting gendered experiences of student-staff partnership: A student standpoint using poetic transcription. Teaching in Higher Education, 24(6), 809-818.
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17. Acai, A., Reid, S. E., & Sonnadara, R. R. (2019). Author response to “The road to gender equity in surgery is long.” Canadian Journal of Surgery, 62(3), E4-E5.
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16. Wagner, N., Acai, A., McQueen, S. A., McCarthy, C., McGuire, A., Petrisor, B., & Sonnadara, R. R. (2019). Enhancing formative feedback in orthopaedic training: Development and implementation of a competency-based assessment framework. Journal of Surgical Education, 76(5), 1376-1401.
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15.     Acai, A., Li, S.-A., Sherbino, J., & Chan, T. M. (2019). Attending emergency physicians’ perceptions of a programmatic workplace-based assessment system: The McMaster Modular Assessment Program (McMAP). Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 31(4), 434-444.
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14.     Matthews, K. E., Cook-Sather, A., Acai, A., Dvorakova, S. L., Felten, P., Marquis, B., & Mercer-Mapstone, L. (2019). Towards theories of partnership praxis: An analysis of interpretive framing in literature on students as partners in teaching and learning. Higher Education Research & Development, 38(2), 280-293.
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13.     van Rhijn, T. M., Acai, A., & Lero, D. S. (2018). Measuring school-family conflict and enrichment in university student parents: A measurement validation study. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(3), 98-124.
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12.    Acai, A., Ahmad, A., Fenton, N., Graystone, L., Phillips, K., Smith, R., & Stockley, D. (2018). The 3M National Teaching Fellowship: A high impact community of practice in higher education. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 6(2), 50-66.
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11.    Acai, A., Sonnadara, R. R., & O’Neill, T. A. (2018). Getting with the times: A narrative review of the literature on group decision making in virtual environments and implications for promotions committees. Perspectives on Medical Education7(3), 147-155.  
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10.   Acai, A., Steyn, C., Reid, S. E., & Sonnadara, R. R. (2018). A solution to gender inequity in surgery? Better caregiving policies. Canadian Journal of Surgery61(1), 6-7. 
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9.    Acai, A.*, Akesson, B.*, Allen, M.*, Chen, V.*, Mathany, C.*, McCollum, B.*, . . . Verwoord, R. E. M.* (2017). Conceptualizations of success in student-faculty/staff SoTL partnerships: Motivations, challenges, power, and definitions. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning8(2). *Equal contributions. 
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8.    Acai, A.*, Kirby, S.*, & Shammas, R.* (2017). Reflections on an international “Change Institute” for students as partners: A student perspective. International Journal for Students as Partners1(1). *Equal contributions.
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7.    Acai, A., McQueen, S. A., McKinnon, V., & Sonnadara, R. R. (2017). Using art for the development of teamwork and communication skills among health professionals: A literature review. Arts & Health9(1), 60-72
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6.    Pachai, A. A., Acai, A., LoGiudice, A. B., & Kim, J. A. (2016). The mind that wanders: Challenges and potential benefits of mind wandering in education. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology2(2), 134-146.   
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5.    Acai, A., McQueen, S. A., Fahim, C., Wagner, N., McKinnon, V., Boston, J., . . . Sonnadara, R. R. (2016). ‘It’s not the form; it’s the process’: A phenomenological study on the use of creative professional development workshops to improve teamwork and communication skills. Medical Humanities42(3), 173-180. 
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4.    Acai, A.*, & Thevathasan, N.* (2015). Genetic screening: A cautionary tale for the public and a need for greater public education. Health Science Inquiry6(1), 27-28. *Equal contributions.
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3.    Acai, A., & Newton, G. (2015). A comparison of factors related to university students’ learning: College-transfer and direct-entry from high school students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education45(2), 168-192.
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2.    Acai, A.*, Cowan, V.*, Doherty, S.*, Sharma, G.*, & Thevathasan, N.* (2014). 2013 3M National Student Fellows feature article - Exploring the role of the university student as an experiential learner: Thoughts and reflections from the 2013 cohort of 3M National Student Fellows. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching7(2), 83-93. *Equal contributions.
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1.    Teri, S., Acai, A., Griffith, D., Mahmood, Q., Ma, D. W. L., & Newton, G. (2014). Student use and pedagogical impact of a mobile learning application in biochemistry education. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education42(2), 121-135.
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