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Mwangi, Evan – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
This paper is a reflexive exploration of my teaching and evaluation techniques in a diverse class on minority literature. I explain my classroom evaluation and teaching techniques in offering an African literature course as a junior African professor trained outside the United States and teaching in a predominantly white institution. Using Paulo…
Descriptors: African Culture, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods, Literature
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Light, Greg; Calkins, Susanna – International Journal for Academic Development, 2008
As research demands continue to weigh heavily on junior and non-tenured faculty, the need to maintain and develop sound teaching is crucial. Yet few studies have systematically explored how a faculty development program (FDP) can impact the way that faculty experience or conceive of teaching. In this study, we examine how a year-long FDP impacts…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Tenure
Hodgson, Ann, Ed. – 2000
This document contains 13 papers on the policies, politics, and future of lifelong learning in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe. The following papers are included: "An International and Historical Context for Recent Policy Approaches to Lifelong Learning in the UK" (Ann Hodgson); "The Vocational Training Policy of the European Commission and Its…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Programs, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems
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Swarat, Su; Light, Greg; Park, Eun Jung; Drane, Denise – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
The importance of "size and scale" in nanoscience and engineering has been recognized by both scientists and science educators. A solid understanding of this concept is key to the learning of nanoscience. Students, however, have been reported to have considerable difficulty grasping this concept; yet little is known regarding their state of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes
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McAlpine, Lynn; Amundsen, Cheryl; Clement, Mieke; Light, Greg – Studies in Continuing Education, 2009
In this paper, academic developers from universities in three countries explore underlying assumptions about what we as developers do and why we do it in relation to evaluating development programs. Through addressing three questions, key ideas emerge that highlight what is often overlooked in day-to-day practice: the fact that academic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Role
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Light, Greg; Calkins, Susanna; Luna, Melissa; Drane, Denise – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This paper reports findings from an empirical four-year study designed to investigate the relationship between key constructs of an extended model of teaching and learning in higher education. Using a mixed-methods approach, we sought to assess the impact of a year-long faculty development program (FDP) designed for pre-tenure faculty on…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Williams, Gareth; Light, Greg – European Journal of Education, 1999
Examines the financial situation of college students in the United Kingdom during the last years of the old higher education system. Examination included income levels and sources, and the total teaching cost per student and per graduate. The implications of this data within the new, developing system of higher education funding are discussed.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
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Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Larry; Swarat, Su – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
Minority student attrition and underachievement is a long-standing and widespread concern in higher education. It is especially acute in introductory science courses which are prerequisites for students planning to pursue science-related careers. Poor performance in these courses often results in attrition of minorities from the science fields.…
Descriptors: Workshops, Higher Education, Student Attrition, Underachievement
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Swarat, Su; Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Lawrence – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2004
The Gateway Science Workshop is a peer-facilitated, problem-focused program designed to improve student retention in the sciences. This article discusses its development, implementation, and efficacy, which is demonstrated by higher retention of workshop students in the course sequences. Evidence suggests that the program has particular benefits…
Descriptors: Workshops, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence