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Kakalia, Tiffnie; Carpenter, Dee-Ann; Lee, Winona K. – Educational Perspectives, 2019
I Ola Kohala is an educational pilot project that strengthens opportunities for middle and high school students in North Hawai?i to explore opportunities in higher education and health professions through strengthening cultural identity and civic responsibility. The program is also focused on delivering quality rural health education for health…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Middle School Students, High School Students, Higher Education
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Hawthorne, Joan; Zerr, Ryan; Kelsch, Anne V. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2018
This chapter describes a collective faculty effort to administer, proctor, score, and interpret student work that created an unexpected opportunity for deep discussions of teaching, learning, and assessment.
Descriptors: General Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Opportunities, Faculty Development
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Berdrow, Iris; Bird, Allan W. – Journal of Education, 2018
Globalization has created an accelerated demand for globally competent managers, yet the gap between this demand and the supply of globally oriented, competent graduates is growing. As a result, the mandate for effectively internationalizing business school curriculum is increasing. Yet, given the costly structures required to provide…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, International Education
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Payne, Phillip D. – Music Educators Journal, 2016
School-university partnerships continue to be of growing interest across the United States, especially in music education. This article examines a specific case of how engagement theory was used as a framework for establishing a musical collaboration in a current school-university partnership. As a result of this collaboration, the school, the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Music Education, Music Activities
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Cervato, Cinzia; Gallus, William; Flory, Dave; Moss, Elizabeth; Slade, Michael; Kawaler, Steve; Marengo, Massimo; Woo, Keith; Krumhardt, Barbara; Clough, Mike; Campbell, Alexis; Acerbo, Martin – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
Lab components of undergraduate science courses typically have students complete highly directed cookbook-like laboratory activities. These experiences rarely engage students in a meaningful manner and do not accurately convey what the work of science entails. With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), we have created more…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Experience
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Sanders, Colleen – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) is an emerging model for higher education designed to reduce certain barriers to educational attainment. This essay describes CBE and the challenges and opportunities for academic librarians desiring to serve students and faculty in Library and Information Management Master of Library Science (MLS) programs. Every…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Models, Academic Libraries
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Taylor, Gwen; Heflin, David – Adult Learning, 2015
In this article, Gwen Taylor describes the West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) groundbreaking program, "Accelerating Opportunity" (AO), which targeted students who are deficient in math, reading, or writing. The program uses the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges' (2013) Integrated Basic…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Acceleration (Education)
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Mellow, Gail O. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
LaGuardia Community College has a saying: Challenge expectations. As fitting as these words are in an essay on the unique value of an honors program at a community college, they also reflect the creation, growth, and ultimate goal of LaGuardia's Community College Honors Program and its students, faculty, and staff, who embody these words every…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Opportunities, Educational Development, Alumni
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Pattillo, Baker – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
First-generation students sometimes lack a support network that values higher education. Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA)--a regional, comprehensive university of approximately 13,000 students, located in East Texas--serves a diverse body of students who are nearly 50% first-generation. These students often face financial constraints and…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, First Generation College Students
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Wilson, M. Roy – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
With more than a thousand honors programs or colleges in the United States and that number growing every year, defining the value of honors is a significant undertaking. Honors seems to have become an obligatory upgrade that no college or university president can afford to be without, but there is more than institutional trending to be considered,…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Value Added Models, Educational Benefits, State Universities
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Jacobs, Bonita C. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
Institutions of higher learning have been facing budget constrictions throughout the country, leading to consolidations and cutbacks. Administrators often have to make hard choices about what programs to eliminate or cut back, but one program that is not on the table at the University of North Georgia is the honors program. The university is…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Objectives
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Cline, Kimberly R. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
Long Island University's (LIU) honors programs were founded during a decade that gave rise to honors programs nationally. The LIU Post Honors Program was one of the first in 1963 after the University of Michigan LSA Honors Program in 1957 and the Echols Scholars Program at the University of Virginia in 1960; the LIU Brooklyn University Honors…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, Educational Development, Program Descriptions
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Morgan, Steve – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
The fall 2014 entering honors class as Westminster College was drawn from the largest applicant pool in the program's almost three-decade history. Far from focusing on perks, 68% of these entering students claimed it was the interesting honors curriculum that caused them to submit an application. As for the larger applicant pool itself, the top…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Program Descriptions, Educational Opportunities, College Programs
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Lightfoot, Elizabeth; Lee, Hee Yun – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2015
Graduate and professional schools are increasingly using short-term international study abroad courses as one way for internationalizing their curriculum. While international service learning can be a means for improving students' engagement in international learning experiences and providing a structure for learning, it is difficult to design…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Students, Professional Education, Program Length
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Clerkin, Kris; Simon, Yvonne – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
This article presents a new model of education that works with employers to help their employees gain the skills and credentials needed for promotions and career mobility. Southern New Hampshire University's College for America, a competency-based education model for working adults, increases their access to, and the convenience of higher…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Models, Student Projects
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