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Jackson, Scott C.; Skaf, Dorothy – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
EXCEL spreadsheet algorithms were developed at Villanova University to efficiently and consistently retrieve information from ASPEN® flowsheets and used for grading work in senior design. The challenge is to take a large volume of data that is in the stream and unit operations reports and quickly and consistently calculate a list of key grading…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Spreadsheets, Grading
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Sibley, Stephanie; Sauers, Lindsay; Daltry, Rachel – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2019
When determining how best to help reduce the distress that exists among today's college students, it is believed that proactive, on-campus programming is a beneficial supplement to on-campus resources that are often utilized after concerns already exist. Helping students develop resiliency skills is one proactive measure that is believed to…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Guidance Centers, College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bridger, Amy E.; Ford, Ralph M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, supports its undergraduate education experience with the transformative Open Lab Model. The Open Lab seeks to embrace the university-industry partnership as a means for economic and workforce development.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Study, School Business Relationship
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Piergiovanni, Polly R.; Goundie, David A. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
Chemical engineering is a challenging field to explain to first-year students. Food production processes are a safe and accessible way to introduce the students to basic engineering concepts. Modernist cuisine -- using scientific methods and engineering techniques to enhance classical cooking -- was used as a hook to capture the attention of…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, College Science, Food, Scientific Concepts
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Shane, Jospeh W. – Honors in Practice, 2019
The majority of this essay describes the content, pedagogy, and assessments associated with an undergraduate, interdisciplinary honors seminar on science and religion. The seminar is structured around five major themes: (a) philosophy of science, religion, and their interactions, (b) historical and contemporary case studies, (c) the controversy…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Seminars, College Instruction
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Des-Ogugua, Crystal – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This article presents recommendations regarding how to create welcoming and productively challenging classrooms for a diversity of students. These recommendations emerged during the pilot phase of a student--faculty pedagogical partnership programme in 2007 and remain relevant in 2017. To situate the recommendations, we evoke definitions of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Student Diversity
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Lape, Noreen – Composition Forum, 2019
The forces of globalization and the development of English as a lingua franca have made many scholars and practitioners highlight the urgent need for foreign language literacy. The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center (MWC) at Dickinson College addresses that need by offering peer writing tutoring in eleven languages. This profile explains…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Global Approach, Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning
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Marshall, Emily C.; Underwood, Anthony – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors of this article describe an empirical research project as a component of an upper-level undergraduate economics writing-in-the-discipline course, thus aiming to reduce the high fixed costs associated with designing an empirical research project assignment and encourage more undergraduate economics research. This project is central to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Student Research, Content Area Writing
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O'Brien, Christine Neylon; Powers, Richard E.; Wesner, Thomas L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article provides information about the value of a core course in business law and why it remains essential to business education. It goes on to identify highly ranked undergraduate business programs that require one or more business law courses. Using "Business Week" and "US News and World Report" to identify top…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Benchmarking
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Beckowski, Catherine Pressimone; Gebauer, Richie – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
For decades, researchers have investigated the impact of faculty-student interaction as well as the contexts in which such interactions occur and are most productive (Astin, 1993; Kuh & Hu, 2001). Cox (2011) identified two consistent outcomes from this body of research: first, that interactions between faculty members and students have…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Communities of Practice
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A governor's State of the State address is an opportunity to outline policy priorities, highlight past accomplishments and reflect on the condition of the state and country. In 2018, 17 governors are serving their last year in office, having reached the end of their term or deciding not to seek re-election. Many of them used their State of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Statewide Planning, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development
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Mattson, Mark; Hickok, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article explores international library partnerships from the basics of getting started, including identifying potential partners, non-travel partnering ideas, travel planning tips, and resources, to entering formal, institutionally supported partnerships that feature travel, librarian exchanges, and curricular tie-ins. Advice, including…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, International Education
Dautremont-Smith, Julian; O'Brien, Chris – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Campuses are increasingly looking to renewable energy as the most financially attractive strategy for achieving dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while reducing long-term energy costs and minimizing energy price risk. To achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy, cohorts of colleges and universities are beginning to…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Management, Consortia, Colleges
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Chaptin, Lisbeth – Composition Forum, 2018
This profile describes the first three years of initiating new writing-intensive seminars for the General Education curriculum at a small, career-focused, Catholic University. The primary reason for implementing the program was to initiate new writing-intensive seminars to replace existing writing-intensive General Education introductory courses…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops, Seminars, General Education
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Ross, Valerie; Browning, Ella – Composition Forum, 2018
This program profile of the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania focuses on how disability came to be a valued term, a structuring philosophy, and a pedagogical touchstone for the program's philosophy, curriculum, and practices. After exploring various challenges involved in addressing the needs of students with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, College Students, Disabilities, Student Needs
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