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ERIC Number: EJ903175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Curriculum Characteristics of Time-Compressed Course in a U.S. Higher Education Institution
Hyun, Eunsook; Kretovics, Mark; Crowe, Alicia
Educational Research and Reviews, v1 n2 p29-39 May 2006
The study explored characteristics of the curriculum practice of higher education faculty in the context of time-compressed (e.g., 5-6 weeks) courses as compared with regular term (15-16 weeks) courses. The researchers used open-ended questions on a web-based survey at a large doctoral-extensive university in a Midwestern state in the United States. A total of 569 faculty members were asked to respond to the survey; 151 faculty members completed and returned it. Of the completed surveys 147 data were usable, resulting in a response rate of 26.5%. Their curriculum concerns for time-compressed courses were driven primarily by their consideration of students' learning within the limited time between the classes. The most significant concern expressed by faculty entailed developing teaching approaches effective for the longer class sessions. Most of the curriculum concerns were rooted in the organizational aspects of the institution. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A