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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Vidal, Helena; Hockstein, Lisa; Ahern, Joy; Stein, Karen – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at a community college in New York reflect on their experiences facilitating a program designed to enrich the language, cultural, and visual literacy skills of adult immigrant students. The CALTA21 program brought together three stakeholders, immigrant ESOL students, language…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Museums, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
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Isaak, Jerry; Devine, Michael; Gervich, Curt; Gottschall, Richard – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest comprehensive public university system, recently proposed making experiential learning activities available to all students enrolled in an academic program. Each campus was tasked with examining the feasibility of including experiential learning activities as a degree…
Descriptors: State Universities, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Required Courses
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Hudson, Tara D.; Mack, Heather; Reed-Bouley, Jennifer; Rose, Margarita – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Catholic higher education aims to educate students about the Catholic Social Tradition, yet few resources exist to articulate specific learning goals and assess such learning. This article presents the process used by a multi-university team to validate a rubric intended to strengthen curricular and co-curricular student learning about the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Scoring Rubrics
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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Clayton, Christine D. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This article explores how candidates' experiences in multiple initial certification programs within a single School of Education evolved over the first three semesters of New York's implementation of edTPA as a requirement for initial licensure. The data reviewed included primarily surveys and interviews of teaching candidates, framed by critical…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Schools of Education
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Clayton, Christine D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
Over 30 states have adopted the edTPA as a performance assessment for pre-service teachers. While many have adopted the edTPA as a program requirement, few require the edTPA for licensure of individual teacher candidates, but many states are poised to do so. While the edTPA is grounded on experiences with advanced certification and program level…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Martinez-Vogt, Emily – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This theoretical paper is based on a larger study focused on understanding the experiences of Latina community college students. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Silence to Resilience Model, which involves four phases that Latinas encounter upon or throughout their transition to community college including: (1) Racism on campus, (2)…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Two Year College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
Peterson, Rachelle – National Association of Scholars, 2017
Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world--including more than 100 in the United States. These Institutes avoid Chinese political history and human rights abuses, portray Taiwan and Tibet as undisputed territories of China, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutes (Training Programs), Case Studies, Power Structure
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Trustees face complex choices related to costs and efficiency as they navigate new accountability policies, financial headwinds, and a changing global marketplace for college education. The latest release in a series of trustee guides from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni's Institute for Effective Governance, "Bold Leadership, Real…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Costs, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
Marquart, Christopher P. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over the past 50 years, living-learning programs (LLPs) have emerged as a dynamic curricular innovation in higher education. These programs are residentially based, seeking to seamlessly integrate the classroom and residence hall environments and blur the traditional boundaries between the academic and residential experiences for students (Kuh,…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Case Studies, Organizational Culture, Program Implementation
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
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Cramer, Sharon F., Ed. – SUNY Press, 2017
Building on the resources offered in the first volume of this series, this second volume offers governance members, leaders, and other academics valuable insights into the governance process in higher education. In a chapter drawn from his keynote address at the March 2015 SUNY Voices conference, Steven Bahls, president of Augustana College,…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, College Administration, Educational Policy
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
Academic and research libraries have been increasing their efforts for a number of years to demonstrate their contributions to student learning outcomes in support of the institutional educational mission. Whether through one-shot instruction or credited classes, libraries invest a great deal of time and effort in instructional programs. A key…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Role, Case Studies
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