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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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Fossey, Richard – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
College students who reside in campus dormitories at public universities have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their dorm rooms that is protected by the fourth amendment; and officials cannot search these rooms for law enforcement purposes without a valid warrant. Non-students, however, have no such reasonable expectation of privacy in…
Descriptors: College Students, Public Colleges, Privacy, Dormitories
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Lumina Foundation's and states' efforts to promote an equity agenda for higher education, featuring the 2015 Equity Policy Academy-- which focused on improving educational equity for students from historically underserved groups--as a turning point. Based primarily on interviews with Lumina staff and key state leaders…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Disproportionate Representation
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Hegeman, Susan; Ortiz, Paul – Thought & Action, 2018
In the fall of 2017, the University of Florida (UF) and the city of Gainesville were part of a coda to a terrible event in recent U.S. history: the violent torch-wielding rally of white supremacists and extreme far-right groups in the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead and at least 33 injured. These events…
Descriptors: Unions, Antisocial Behavior, Labor Relations, Universities
Swail, Watson Scott; Fung-Angarita, Maly – Educational Policy Institute, 2018
The issue of student retention and graduation from postsecondary institutions has grown in stature over the past decade. While the last 40 years of federal and state policies have focused largely on access to college, there is now a very real interest in not only getting students into college but also helping them earn baccalaureate and other…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Postsecondary Education, College Students, School Holding Power
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Horst, S. Jeanne; Ames, Allison J. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
In April 2017, a three-day Learning Improvement Summit, held in Washington, DC, brought together a broad array of national and international assessment stakeholders. The purpose of the summit was to empower a diverse group of faculty and assessment leaders to develop, refine, discuss, and address evidence-based learning improvement initiatives…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, International Assessment, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Lending, Diane; Fulcher, Keston; Ezell, Jeremy D.; May, Jeffrey L.; Dillon, Thomas W. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
Few examples of demonstrable program learning improvement projects exist. To provide guidance for those seeking to report program learning improvement, we offer a real example of an implemented learning improvement project for a Computer Information Systems major curriculum. The example follows a six-criteria model and the subsequent standards for…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Program Implementation, Computer Science Education, Information Systems
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Wheeler, Lindsay B.; Clark, Charles P.; Grisham, Charles M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Laboratory course redesign and effective implementation of an inquiry-based curriculum can be challenging, particularly when teaching assistants (TAs) are responsible for instruction. Our multiyear redesign of a traditional general chemistry laboratory course has included transitioning to a project based guided inquiry (PBGI) curriculum that…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Experiments
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Childers, Adam F. – PRIMUS, 2017
Facebook provides businesses and organizations with copious data that describe how users are interacting with their page. This data affords an excellent opportunity to turn introductory statistics students into consultants to analyze the Facebook data using descriptive and inferential statistics. This paper details a semester-long project that…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Statistics
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Inoue, Megumi; Tsai, Laura Cordisco; Lee, JoAnn S.; Ihara, Emily S.; Tompkins, Catherine J.; Aguimatang, Jose; Fountain, Kathleen; Hudson, Sonya – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
Research courses are often the least popular among BSW and MSW students because the connection between social work practice and research is not always evident. This teaching note introduces the structure of the Social Work integrative Research Lab (SWiRL), which was implemented in a social work program without a doctoral program at a large public…
Descriptors: Social Work, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, Mentors
Brown, Gary R.; Rhodes, Terrel L. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
America's institutions of higher education have been challenged to develop new strategies to improve the success of all students. With more and more students attending multiple institutions, improving the transfer process is key to ensuring all students succeed. AAC&U launched the Quality Collaboratives (QC) project in 2011 with support from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
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Deck, Anita; Grubbs, Michael E. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
It is becoming increasingly important to consider the waste humans produce and options for reducing the impact it has on the environment. Allowing students the opportunities to research potential solutions and present their ideas results in an educated citizenry that considers consequences of technological advances. Throughout the course of a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, STEM Education, Engineering Education, Design
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Molloy, Cathryn – Composition Studies, 2016
The course the author describes here, WRTC 426: Rhetorical "Ethos" and Personal Disclosures: Explorations in Trauma Writing and Writing as Healing, asks students to explore the "writing as healing" movement in English studies and beyond in order to evaluate the efficacy of claims that writing personal narratives can heal…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Achievement
Perkins, Bettye – American Educator, 2016
In a country with an increasing population of nonwhite students, there are far too few teachers of color. The numbers are particularly distressing when it comes to finding male teachers of color, who are essential role models for black boys. As a result, black and Latino children sitting in classrooms with white teachers, day after day and year…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, African American Students
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Mew, Lionel – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
This paper discusses how cloud computing can be leveraged to add value to academic programs in information systems and other fields by improving financial sustainment models for institutional technology and academic departments, relieving the strain on overworked technology support resources, while adding richness and improving pedagogical…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Computer Software
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