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Singh, Gurmakh; Loomis, Colleen; Dimakos, Christina; O'Malley, Blaise Y.; Pelletier, Janette; Christens, Brian D.; Wright, Carrie; Peters, Ray DeV – European Educational Researcher, 2022
Influencers are individuals or entities that meaningfully contribute through a socially constructed process to the formation of educational aspirations and possibly to their attainment. The effect of a specific influencer may differ within the context of multiple influencers. The aim of the current mixed methods study was to investigate how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Models, Academic Aspiration, Educational Attainment
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O'Malley, Blaise Y.; Loomis, Colleen; Dimakos, Christina; Lamont, Sylvie L.; Singh, Gurmakh; Pelletier, Janette; Christens, Brian D.; Wright, Carrie; Peters, Ray DeV – Journal of Education and Learning, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered how we learn, work, and live. This qualitative research aimed to study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the educational and occupational aspirations of young Canadian adults. All close to 29 years of age, sixteen participants took part in one-on-one semi-structured interviews conducted through…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
Hinnant-Crawford, Brandi, Ed.; Platt, C. Spencer, Ed.; Newman, Christopher, Ed.; Hilton, Adriel, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2019
Multicultural education has become its own discipline, developed on the shoulders of the work of giants who argued its merit during the attacks of opponents who believed assimilation was the purpose of state sponsored education. In an age of rising populism and nationalism throughout the Western world, again questioned is the merit of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Access to Education, Literacy, Citizenship Education
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Semsar, Katharine; Brownell, Sara; Couch, Brian A.; Crowe, Alison J.; Smith, Michelle K.; Summers, Mindi M.; Wright, Christian D.; Knight, Jennifer K. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
We describe the development of a new, freely available, online, programmatic-level assessment tool, Measuring Achievement and Progress in Science in Physiology, or Phys-MAPS (http://cperl.lassp.cornell.edu/bio-maps). Aligned with the conceptual frameworks of Core Principles of Physiology, and Vision and Change Core Concepts, Phys-MAPS can be used…
Descriptors: Physiology, Science Instruction, Science Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
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Summers, Mindi M.; Couch, Brian A.; Knight, Jennifer K.; Brownell, Sara E.; Crowe, Alison J.; Semsar, Katharine; Wright, Christian D.; Smith, Michelle K. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
A new assessment tool, Ecology and Evolution--Measuring Achievement and Progression in Science or EcoEvo-MAPS, measures student thinking in ecology and evolution during an undergraduate course of study. EcoEvo-MAPS targets foundational concepts in ecology and evolution and uses a novel approach that asks students to evaluate a series of…
Descriptors: Ecology, Evolution, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Couch, Brian A.; Wright, Christian D.; Freeman, Scott; Knight, Jennifer K.; Semsar, Katharine; Smith, Michelle K.; Summers, Mindi M.; Zheng, Yi; Crowe, Alison J.; Brownell, Sara E. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
The "Vision and Change" report provides a nationally agreed upon framework of core concepts that undergraduate biology students should master by graduation. While identifying these concepts was an important first step, departments also need ways to measure the extent to which students understand these concepts. Here, we present the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Majors (Students), Biology
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Branchaw, Janet L.; Pape-Lindstrom, Pamela A.; Tanner, Kimberly D.; Bissonnette, Sarah A.; Cary, Tawnya L.; Couch, Brian A.; Crowe, Alison J.; Knight, Jenny K.; Semsar, Katharine; Smith, Julia I.; Smith, Michelle K.; Summers, Mindi M.; Wienhold, Caroline J.; Wright, Christian D.; Brownell, Sara E. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2020
The "Vision and Change" report called for the biology community to mobilize around teaching the core concepts of biology. This essay describes a collection of resources developed by several different groups that can be used to respond to the report's call to transform undergraduate education at both the individual course and departmental…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Biology, Scientific Concepts, Educational Resources
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA. – 1999
This proceedings document presents the texts of 11 papers presented at the 1999 annual meeting of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. The papers are: (1) "Is There a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow?" (James J. Sebesta, Charles Strutz, and Frank Brewer); (2) "Preparing for Y2K" (Joe Spoonemore, Michael Montgomery, and…
Descriptors: Capital, Change Strategies, Conferences, Educational Facilities
Delgrosso, G. M., Ed.; Colford, G. D., Ed. – 1975
These conference papers deal with many topics of current interest to community college educators in Canada and the United States. Subjects discussed include: performance-based, individualized, self-paced, and personalized systems of instruction; institutional goals; systems approaches to instruction; the integration of community colleges, public…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Collective Bargaining, Community Education, Competency Based Education
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IGI Global, 2018
The rapid growth in online and virtual learning opportunities has created culturally diverse classes and corporate training sessions. Instruction for these learning opportunities must adjust to meet participant needs. "Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications" is a comprehensive reference source for the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Trends
Miller, Judith E., Ed.; Groccia, James E., Ed.; Miller, Marilyn S., Ed. – 2001
This book provides a range of models for undergraduate student-assisted teaching partnerships to help teachers and administrators make learning more student-centered, effective, and productive. The 31 models describes a range of approaches and applications in a variety of settings and disciplines. The chapters are: (1) "Establishing a Common…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Models, Peer Teaching