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Garfolo, Blaine T.; L'Huillier, Barbara – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2015
Accreditation serves as both a quality assurance and accountability mechanism for our learning institutions. It is a voluntary process of self-regulation and non-governmental peer review supported, in general, by providers of tertiary education and examines the philosophy, goals, programs, facilities, resources, and financial viability of the…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accountability, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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Wright, M. Keith – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
Because of the surging demand for undergraduate business degrees and the increasing availability of effective online educational content, many traditional regional universities have added, or are now considering adding, online undergraduate business degree programs to their classroom programs. Through a review of the literature bearing on that…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Bachelors Degrees, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman; Keller, Nelly – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
In the process of experiential learning, students acquire skills and values as the consequence of a direct experience. Experiential learning draws on senses, emotions, and cognition and appeals to learners' entire being. Such learning, by nature, enables the development of a variety of capabilities, such as planning, teamwork, coping with…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Lesson Plans, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development
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Williams, Stephen J.; Poss, W. Bradley; Cupp, Craig L. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
A cooperative educational program with the U.S. military is described to illustrate a unique opportunity that confronted a graduate healthcare management program. The resulting degree program supported the military's operational medical mission but also presented interesting and unexpected challenges resulting from the wars in Iraq and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Health Services, Administration, Military Personnel
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Staats, Susan; Robertson, Douglas – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
Over the last decade, the pedagogical approach known as mathematical modeling has received increased interest in college algebra classes in the United States. Math modeling assignments ask students to develop their own problem-solving tools to address non-routine, realistic scenarios. The open-ended quality of modeling activities creates dilemmas…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, College Mathematics, Mathematical Models
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Chen, Shan-Hua – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2014
Due to the large number of universities in Taiwan and the increased availability of scholarships for disadvantaged students, the number of college students from indigenous families has been on the rise in recent years. However, many indigenous students still find it necessary to work part-time. In this study, indigenous students were interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Indigenous Populations
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Hansen, C. Bobbi – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
In the 21st century, it is more important than ever to include global/international education as an essential component of teacher education programs. This paper showcases one Department of Education's journey to internationalize its teacher credential program. Components of the reform include: 1) shared conversations, 2) goal-setting, 3)…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Global Education, International Education
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Skinner, Deborah; Howes, Barbara – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
The use of a required text is an accepted practice in most college courses, but two-thirds of the students are coming to class without reading the textbook, some of them never buying the textbook at all. A review of the literature about textbook usage and student reading habits provides a comparison between how faculty and students view the pros…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Students, Textbook Research, Literature Reviews
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La Roche, Claire R.; Flanigan, Mary A. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about the need for student engagement and a meaningful connection in the classroom. With the advent of cell phones, computers and the Internet, students are more connected to, and, at the same time, more disconnected from each other than ever before. We are living in the age of exponential…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computers
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Crawford, Corinne; Persaud, Colin – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
Presently, community colleges are bursting at the seams. In 2011, community colleges turned away more than 400,000 prospective students. In the next six years, 63 percent of all U.S. jobs will require postsecondary education. Twenty two million new workers with postsecondary degrees will be needed by 2018. Community colleges are turning…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
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Wolffe, Robert; Crowe, Helja Antola; Evens, Wayne; McConnaughay, Kelly – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
A reflective portfolio as a capstone assignment was selected to accomplish recognition by teachers completing a science, technology, mathematics, engineering master's program for elementary teachers about their professional and personal changes and to provide program evaluators additional qualitative data regarding attainment of program goals. As…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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Courts, Bari; Tucker, Jan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2012
There are a multitude of diverse technologies available for integration in the college classroom, but considering how to implement these initiatives can be overwhelming to the instructor. The adaptation of this technology is often very simple and involves little more than the Internet and basic word processing skills. A review of the multimedia…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Video Technology
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Fitzgerald, Glynis A. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2012
Researchers endorse the integration of community engagement (CE) into higher education as a way to improve the relevance of education, address community needs, and forge university-community partnerships (Zlotkowski, 1996). CE can help create stronger ties between universities and their communities and provide students with experiential learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Experiential Learning, School Community Relationship, Community Needs
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Crenshaw, Phillip; Hale, Enoch; Harper, Sallie L. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2011
A review of the literature reveals that although the teaching of critical thinking skills is a significant aim of post-secondary pedagogy, much ambiguity exists regarding the topic. In fact, due to the lack of faculty familiarity with the concept compounded by student resistance to put forth the intellectual labor to take charge of their own…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Models, Didacticism
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Newman, Cynthia M.; Hernandez, Sigfredo A. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2011
The mission of Minding Our Business (MOB), a service-learning course started in 1997 to meet community needs, is to advance the personal and vocational development of urban youth through entrepreneurship education and mentoring. This paper evaluates the long-term impact of MOB on the personal and vocational development of the alumni mentors…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Mentors, Alumni, Service Learning
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