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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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Shannon, Kathleen – PRIMUS, 2018
This paper describes, as an alternative to the Moore Method or a purely flipped classroom, a student-driven, textbook-supported method for teaching that allows movement through the standard course material with differing depths, but the same pace. This method, which includes a combination of board work followed by class discussion, on-demand brief…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, Mathematics, Portfolio Assessment
Excelencia in Education, 2018
Every year, "Excelencia" in Education receives submissions for Examples of "Excelencia" from across the country. Our criteria for recognition are focused on a program's success backed by evidence that shows its effectiveness in serving Latino students in higher education. Since 2005, we have recognized over 280 different…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Program Effectiveness, Student Needs
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Overduin, James; Polyak, Viktor; Rutah, Anjalee; Sebastian, Thomas; Selway, Jim; Zile, Daniel – Physics Teacher, 2017
The 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October" (based on Tom Clancy's 1984 debut novel of the same name) featured actors like Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, but the star of the movie for physicists was a revolutionary new magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) marine propulsion system. The so-called "caterpillar drive" worked with no moving…
Descriptors: Physics, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Ludwick, Kurt – PRIMUS, 2016
In the study of music from a mathematical perspective, several types of counting problems naturally arise. For example, how many different rhythms of a specified length (in beats) can be written if we restrict ourselves to only quarter notes (one beat) and half notes (two beats)? What if we allow whole notes, dotted half notes, etc.? Or, what if…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Computation, Number Concepts, Numbers
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2016
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2016. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid, and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Whitehead, Dawn Michele – Liberal Education, 2015
Today's college students must become adept both at interacting, cooperating, and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at grappling successfully with the kinds of unscripted problems and challenges that characterize life and work in the complex world they will enter upon graduation. Accordingly, global learning is widely…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Global Approach, Liberal Arts
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Forestiere, Carolyn – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Many scholars have recognized the important value that civic-engagement activities can have, not only on student learning, but also on the development of civic agency, which involves the capacity of individuals acting alone or in groups to enact positive change. From a political science point of view, the development of civic agency among college…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, College Students, College Faculty
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2015
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2015. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid, (8) Private Career Schools, and (9) Distance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Nix, Elizabeth; Etheridge, Brian; Walsh, Paul – Honors in Practice, 2014
This article describes the development of The King Years, a weekly seminar taught at the University of Baltimore (UB) by Taylor Branch, the scholar who won the Pulitzer Prize for the first volume of his trilogy on the Civil Rights era. The King Years represents a foot in the water for a campus seeking a slow yet innovative entry into the world of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Seminars
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Overduin, James; Molloy, Dana; Selway, Jim – Physics Teacher, 2014
Electromagnetic induction is probably one of the most challenging subjects for students in the introductory physics sequence, especially in algebra-based courses. Yet it is at the heart of many of the devices we rely on today. To help students grasp and retain the concept, we have put together a simple and dramatic classroom demonstration that…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Algebra, Scientific Concepts
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2014
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2014. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues & Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid, (8) Private Career Schools, and (9) Distance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Cheng, Diana – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2013
Students with special needs often require additional assistance in order to learn at the university level. This article documents a professor's efforts in teaching a visually impaired prospective elementary school teacher geometry content knowledge. The goal of this article is to shed light upon the iterative process of accommodating for…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, College Students, College Faculty, Elementary School Teachers
New, Jake – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Inside campus libraries and dormitory rooms, thousands of students connect to the Internet not only to study with online systems like Blackboard but also to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix. Computers, smartphones, wireless printers, tablets, iPods, Xboxes, handheld gaming systems, e-readers, smart TVs, Blu-ray players--students now bring an…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Computer Use, Information Technology
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Lear, Ashley – CEA Forum, 2013
Supplementing classroom instruction with online materials and learning activities is becoming less avant-garde and more of an expectation for faculty members in higher education. The use of Blackboard, WebCT, or proprietary software, like Georgia Institute of Technology's Sakai installation (T-Square), has become a requirement, rather than an…
Descriptors: Assignments, College Students, Science Fiction, Sciences
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