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Karraker, Meg Wilkes – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Service sociology is a critical strategy for teaching and learning in sociology. Even beyond that, service sociology is an imperative for communicating the value of our discipline to our students and other constituents. Using data collected from faculty members in Minnesota colleges and universities, I describe the salience of the sociology…
Descriptors: Sociology, Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Socialization
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Walters, Giovanna E.; Cooley, Angela Jill; Dunbar, Quentina – Honors in Practice, 2019
In this article, a student, faculty member, and staff member address the question of how to engage underrepresented student populations in honors programs. A student of color describes how an honors course with experiential learning components captivated and motivated her, significantly altering her definition of self. The faculty and staff member…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Diversity, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Tryon, Elizabeth; Madden, Haley – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Community engagement professionals (CEPs) often must develop and maintain equitable, high-quality relationships with community partners while supporting student learning and civic development through cocurricular community engagement or for-credit community-based learning programs. Lack of alignment between campus goals and values and those of…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Persistence, Social Justice, Higher Education
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Hawkins, Beth – Education Next, 2019
Forty-one percent of U.S. adults ages 25 and older have no more than a high school education, and 26.5 million people in that age bracket--12 percent of them--lack even that. Today, many adult basic education (ABE) programs are run by the local K-12 school district, but academic courses and career training are frequently lumped together with…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges have made great strides in advancing student success and completion during the last decade. But not all students have benefited from these efforts equally. According to the Lumina Foundation, the postsecondary attainment rate for adults in the United States is around 40 percent. Yet, there are still large gaps in attainment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Gap
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Arnott, Stephen R. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
This article suggests that using a critical thinking approach in teaching undergraduate courses such as Evidence is not only consistent with education in the liberal arts but offers valuable opportunities to enhance student learning, develop transferable skills, and explore interdisciplinary connections.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Learning Processes
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Lee, Amy; Poch, Robert; Smith, Ann; Kelly, Margaret Delehanty; Leopold, Hannah – Education Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe and reflect on a pilot faculty learning cohort that was designed to improve the frequency and the quality of cross-national and cross-cultural student interactions in the participants' undergraduate courses. The cohort offered a space where faculty could gain insight on the experience of international…
Descriptors: Interaction, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity
Cohen, Marjorie D. – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential strategy for transforming the country's education system. Unfortunately, most learners lack sufficient access to knowledgeable industry experts who can link what is taught in the classroom to what is applied in the real world. To support states in addressing this lack of access, the Center on…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Expertise
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Johnson, Sadie M.; Javner, Cassidy; Hackel, Benjamin J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The goal of this study was to create an accessible, inexpensive, and engaging experiment to teach high school and undergraduate chemistry or biology students about intermolecular forces and how they contribute to the behavior of biomolecules. We developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to probe specific structure-function…
Descriptors: High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Molecular Biology
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Sandfort, Jodi; Gerdes, Kevin – Teaching Public Administration, 2017
Current world events demand public affairs leadership training that generates among professionals a sense of capability, agency, and responsibility to engage in complex public problems. In this paper, we describe a unique course operated in the US focused on achieving these learning outcomes. It uses an unconventional schedule and course design…
Descriptors: Public Affairs Education, Leadership Training, Courses, Computer Uses in Education
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Titus, David; Harris, Garth; Gulati, Rajesh; Bristow, Dennis – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper presents a step-by-step process for the development and implementation of a professional selling specialization program in the marketing curriculum of a school of business at an AACSB accredited state university. The program is presented in detail along with the process followed in order to develop support for the program with three…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development
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Titus, David; Harris, Garth; Gulati, Rajesh; Bristow, Dennis – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The Capstone Sales course is the final in a sequence of five required courses in a 15 credit Professional Selling program housed in the Marketing Department at St. Cloud State University. The course is heavily focused on experiential learning activities for senior-level sales students. In this paper details of the course design, instructor and…
Descriptors: Sales Occupations, Retailing, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning
Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Guided pathways are emerging as a strategy to help students complete a credential in a timely manner by encouraging or requiring them to select a program, and develop a degree plan or map, on a specified timeline. At a minimum, institutions may ask students to identify a meta-major, which is a broad area of academic programs with related courses…
Descriptors: Graduation, Strategic Planning, Time to Degree, Majors (Students)
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Smith, Delmer; Louwagie, Nancy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Vacuum and thin film technologies are critical to advanced manufacturing industries. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE #14004080), Normandale Community College has developed courses that are delivered online and via telepresence to provide a formal education to vacuum technician students around the country. Telepresence…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Online Courses, Technical Education, Classroom Techniques
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