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Schlak, Timothy M.; Johnston, Bruce – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
This article presents an innovative textbook reserve program at a mid-sized academic library. Research conducted subsequent to the program's launch showed a positive correlation between students' use of the program and their perceived academic success. In addition, the program has proved effective at helping students with college affordability.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Textbooks, Case Studies
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Schlosser, Joel Alden; Sweeney, Abigail; Peterson, Laurel M.; Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Colón García, Ana – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Academic development that supports the enactment of positive psychology practices through student-faculty pedagogical partnership can increase faculty confidence and capacity in their first year in a new institution. When student partners practice affirmation and encouragement of strengths-based growth, processes of faculty acclimation and…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Greco, Robert Del; Bernadowski, Carianne; Parker, Susan – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This qualitative case study conducted at a small private university in the U.S. found that preservice teacher self-efficacy increased over the course of four semesters when taught inquiry-based instruction from a Social Constructivist Theoretical framework. This study utilized "A Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C)" created…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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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
Anderson, Cavil S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how organizational structure is perceived to influence collaborative learning and integrated services in the non-academic department of human resources in three different types of universities in central Pennsylvania. The study focused narrowly on nine respondents, three heads and six middle management…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Cooperative Learning, Universities, Middle Management
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Wu, Yi; de Vries, Charlotte; Dunsworth, Qi – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
System Dynamics is a required course offered to junior Mechanical Engineering students at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. It addresses the intercoupling dynamics of a wide range of dynamic systems: including mechanical, electrical, fluid, hydraulic, electromechanical, and biomedical systems. This course is challenging for students due to the…
Descriptors: Toys, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Computer Software
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Acharya, Sushil; Manohar, Priyadarshan Anant; Wu, Peter; Maxim, Bruce; Hansen, Mary – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Active learning tools are critical in imparting real world experiences to the students within a classroom environment. This is important because graduates are expected to develop software that meets rigorous quality standards in functional and application domains with little to no training. However, there is a well-recognized need for the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Design, Computer Software, Case Studies
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Ahi, Sibel – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand how operating models and organizational structure impact the effectiveness of higher education institutions for students, faculty, administrators and the broader community. In this case study, the researcher uses the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria (MBNQAC) to understand core…
Descriptors: Business, Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Knowledge Management
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Laverick, DeAnna M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This qualitative study explores preservice teachers' experiences in a service-learning literacy tutoring program offered at a university with children in grades one through eight. This study examines briefly the history of literacy centers and service-learning, the specific instructional tutoring methods employed by preservice teachers connected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professionalism, Tutoring, Literacy
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Chiles, Roburt; Coupland, John Neil – Journal of Food Science Education, 2017
The effective application of food science depends on social constraints, yet the training for food scientists does not adequately consider the contested social context under which food is processed, packaged, and prepared. We recently co-taught a new course ("Arguing about food") intended to introduce students to critical perspectives on…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Agricultural Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Epistemology
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Servilio, Kathryn L.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Hott, Brittany L. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
In higher education, current teaching evaluation models typically involve senior faculty evaluating junior faculty. However, there is evidence that peer-to-peer junior faculty observations and feedback may be just as effective. This descriptive case study utilized an inductive analysis to examine experiences of six special education early career…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Peer Evaluation, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Rodgers, Andrea Reed; Puterbaugh, Mark – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
This case study describes the planning, implementation, and migration process of Eastern University Library's information literacy digital badge. Prior to implementing a badging program, information literacy sessions were informally embedded in first-year college writing courses as a "one-shot" presentation. Spurred on by accreditation…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Credentials
Raykes, Jeffrey Stuart – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Colleges and universities are being increasingly recognized as key contributors to the well-being of the places in which they are located. However, in spite of the promise and potential of place-based engagement, there is little agreement about what place and place-building means or how these concepts can be operationalized in within the context…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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
Cavanaugh, Corinna Rene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the self-perceptions of Latino students at an institution of higher education in Eastern Pennsylvania. Specifically, first and second year Latino student's self-perceptions of campus assimilation and involvement in campus activities were studied. Latino assimilation into Western culture…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Self Concept, Hispanic American Students
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