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Bordelon, Deborah E.; Sexton, Colleen M.; Vendrely, Ann M. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Building a general education program from scratch for a population of first generation and underserved students provided both a challenge and opportunity. Faculty who had limited previous experience teaching and assessing first year students engaged in study of the best practices and research. Faculty designed a four-year general education…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, College Faculty, First Year Seminars, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Wang, Melissa; Bohn, Dawn M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
Setting instructional goals to drive student engagement in the classroom is essential, as research has shown that improved student engagement in a course will affect student success, as well as the development of key personal and professional skills. Student engagement is a multifaceted concept with multiple perspectives. In focusing on the…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys
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Frazier, Marian L.; LoFaro, Thomas; Pillers Dobler, Carolyn – PRIMUS, 2018
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) have both updated and revised their curriculum guidelines. The guidelines of both associations recommend that students engage in a "capstone" experience, be exposed to applications, and have opportunities to communicate mathematical and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Mathematical Models
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Long, Mary M.; Sandler, Dennis M.; Topol, Martin T. – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2017
For business schools, AACSB and Middle States' call for more experiential learning is one reason to provide study abroad programs. Universities must attend to the demand for continuous improvement and employ metrics to benchmark and evaluate their relative standing among peer institutions. One such benchmark is the National Survey of Student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Study Abroad, Holistic Approach
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Hester, Jacob Andrew; Besing, Kari Lynn – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
For decades, research has shown that higher levels of education correspond to increased interest in politics and civic engagement. Despite the vast amount of scholarly attention, why this link exists is still disputed. One theory about the connection is the civic education hypothesis, which claims that the causal link between education and civic…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Civics, Correlation
Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges & Universities" (AAC&U) in January 2015, there was an announcement to participants of the release of the "LEAP Challenge." The key concept at the center of the LEAP Challenge is that all college students need to prepare to contribute in a world…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, College Students, Learner Engagement
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McCormick, Alexander C.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Kinzie, Jillian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Thirteen years ago, 276 bachelor's-granting colleges and universities inaugurated a new approach to assessing college quality by participating in the first national administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This report summarizes what was learned over the NSSE's first 13 years, why the survey is being updated, and new…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Student Surveys
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Draeger, John; del Prado Hill, Pixita; Hunter, Lisa R.; Mahler, Ronnie – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) draws from student feedback to gauge the level of academic challenge at particular institutions (Kuh 2009). Inspired by attempts to understand the implications of NSSE data on other campuses (Payne et al. 2005), a cross-disciplinary research group at our institution developed a multidimensional…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models
Crisp, Gloria; Palacios, Lisa; Kaulfus, John – Association for Institutional Research, 2013
The following article describes programs used by universities and colleges to engage students; these programs include mentoring, learning communities, and first-year success courses and programs. We begin with a brief overview of student development theory, program descriptions and citations, and article summaries for key references. Next, we…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, College Programs, Student Development
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Berrett, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As pressure mounts on colleges to document what their students learn, it remains tough to judge from outside the classroom how much knowledge they gain from their academic experience. The traditional measure of learning is the course grade. Nothing says academic success more succinctly than an A. Alternative methods to document learning have…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests
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Rosinski, Paula; Peeples, Tim – Composition Studies, 2012
Following a brief introduction to problem-based learning (PBL) as one type of highly-engaged pedagogy, this article examines how PBL activities in a first-year writing class and an upper-level professional writing and rhetoric class led students to develop rhetorical subjectivities. We conclude that highly engaged pedagogies, like PBL, that…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Praxis
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Boretz, Elizabeth – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…
Descriptors: Research Universities, At Risk Students, Academic Probation, Academic Persistence
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Whitt, Elizabeth J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
A few years ago, in "Student Success in College (SSiC)," the authors profiled twenty colleges and universities that were unusually effective in fostering student engagement and success, defined as better-than-predicted scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and better-than-predicted graduation rates. These schools are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Academic Achievement, Colleges
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