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Bordt, Rebecca L. – College Teaching, 2019
Based on a qualitative analysis of 38 interviews with midcareer professors at liberal arts colleges in the Midwest, this paper describes the teaching experiences of professors after 20-some years in the classroom. As a result of getting older and becoming more seasoned instructors, individuals cited an increase in their skill and efficiency in the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Experienced Teachers, Age Differences, Teaching Skills
Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
Walburn, H. Lincoln – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Each year the number of individuals who join the military is around 150,000, and many only spend four to eight years in the military before leaving to find their next career as a civilian. Many of these veterans enroll in higher education and begin to utilize the educational benefits they earned through their military service. Student veterans…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Veterans, Educational Benefits, Military Service
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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Kennedy-Phillips, Lance C.; Uhrig, Kellie J. – New Directions for Student Services, 2013
As part of The Ohio State University's ongoing commitment to redefining the student experience, the university is creating a Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) designed to lead to higher graduation and retention rates, improved student engagement and satisfaction, and postgraduation success. Institutional data show that a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, College Programs, State Universities
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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Holloway, Elizabeth L.; Alexandre, Laurien – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
This chapter explores relational boundary crossing in doctoral education as a way to improve student learning and faculty satisfaction. A brief introduction sets the stage by articulating a recognized set of challenges for student learning in the current context of U.S. doctoral education. The chapter then introduces elements of an innovative…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Cohen, Mel – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2012
Based on the author's experience, he has learned that one way to obtain insight into student perceptions is to talk with the students outside the classroom. While course evaluations are helpful, they are limited by the questions being asked and the lack of dialogue that could clarify responses or bring out points not immediately addressed.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
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Hershberger, Andrew; Spence, Maria; Cesarini, Paul; Mara, Andrew; Jorissen, Kathleen Topolka; Albrecht, David; Gordon, Jeffrey J.; Lin, Canchu – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
Building upon a related 2005 panel presentation at the 25th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, the authors, several tenure-track assistant professors and tenured associate professors who have participated in a Research and Teaching Faculty Learning Community at Bowling Green State University, share their…
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness