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Jackson, Linda Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
College graduation rates have been on the academic and political agenda. The United States graduation rate is 59%, however, 68% of nontraditional students do not graduate with baccalaureate degrees within the time frame of six years. Scholars are attributing the decreasing graduation rates to barriers encountered by nontraditional undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Case Studies
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O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Mary O'Sullivan writes that she spent part of her sabbatical leave interviewing teacher educators from nine countries across three continents exploring teacher education contexts both nationally and locally, and the nature of the 'teacher educators' work in these contexts. Three issues struck her: (1) The intensification of regulation and policy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2017
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and its companion projects serve bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities committed to assessing and improving the quality of the undergraduate experience. While each participating institution receives a detailed, customized "Institutional Report," the "Annual…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Learner Engagement, Student Surveys
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Foster, Daniel D.; Whittington, M. Susie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to measure the frequency of utilization of the Principles of Teaching and Learning (Newcomb, McCracken, Warmbrod, & Whittington, 2004) during college class sessions. Process-product research was implemented (Gage, 1972; Rosenshine & Furst, 1973) using the Principles of Teaching and Learning Assessment (PTLA)…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Principles
Katz, Philip M. – Council of Independent Colleges, 2016
Independent colleges and universities are cautious adopters of online education for undergraduate students. These institutions seek to balance a tradition of student-focused pedagogy in face-to-face settings and faculty wariness of online courses against the promise of lower instructional costs, changing student expectations, and the potential for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Private Colleges
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Nestor, Kevin – Academic Questions, 2011
Numerous surveys and studies show that the faculty and administrations of America's major public campuses are, politically, well to the left of the typical American. This would not be cause for concern if these political preferences were merely expressed by faculty and administrators in their private activities as citizens and had no significant…
Descriptors: Campuses, Public Colleges, Educational Administration, Trust (Psychology)
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
When higher education professionals talk of states that put support for higher education high on the list of priorities, only lately has Ohio been able to include itself among the ranks of new movers and shakers. The Buckeye State, which boasts one of the nation's largest systems of public higher education, is embarking upon a new chapter in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quarter System, Public Colleges, Educational Quality