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Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
A growing number of community colleges and four-year universities are seeking to improve student outcomes by redesigning academic programs and student support services following the guided pathways approach. These institutions are mapping out highly structured, educationally coherent program pathways for students to follow by starting with the end…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
Bailey, Thomas; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
The idea behind guided pathways is straightforward. College students are more likely to complete a degree in a timely fashion if they choose a program and develop an academic plan early on, have a clear road map of the courses they need to take to complete a credential, and receive guidance and support to help them stay on plan. However, most…
Descriptors: Case Studies, State Colleges, Student Attrition, College Students
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Wylder, Viki D. Thompson; Lerner, Eileen Baumfeld; Ford, Anissa S. – Journal of Museum Education, 2014
The Gifted Specialist from the Florida State University Schools (K-12) and the Curator of Education from the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts planned a year-long project in which FSUS gifted elementary students (second to fifth grade) curated a one-gallery exhibition, entitled "Elementary Reflections," from the museum's…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Museums, Exhibits
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Saitta, E. K. H.; Bowdon, M. A.; Geiger, C. L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Technology was integrated into service-learning activities to create an interactive teaching method for undergraduate students at a large research institution. Chemistry students at the University of Central Florida partnered with high school students at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in interactive service learning projects. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities, Kinetics, Service Learning
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Rozensher, Susan G.; Seal, David S. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
The experiential learning approach has been gathering substantial momentum and support in educational circles. In the team-based experiential learning project presented here, which effectively integrated theory and application, students were charged with creating an integrated marketing communications plan to demarket binge drinking on the college…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Marketing, Alcohol Abuse, Campuses
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Mobley, Ralph – New Directions for Student Services, 2007
This chapter describes the planning, development, testing, and implementation of Georgia Tech's online career portfolio, as well as the challenges associated with adaptation of the program.
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Case Studies, College Students, Student Leadership
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Tassoni, John Paul – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2005
This article relates case histories of basic writing programs at regional campuses in Florida, and the perceived need to incorporate concerns of social class into basic writing curriculum. Attention to class helps scholars identify institutional patterns that distance basic writing from the university's mainstream business. This author describes a…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Social Class, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction
McCoy, Earl D.; Pierce, Sidney K. – American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2004
Prerequisite courses are essential tools in many university curricula, but some educators have suggested that they may be detrimental if applied too stringently to exclude students from courses. A measure of the value of prerequisites is whether or not they promote student success. The strongest way to test the value of prerequisites is to compare…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, Biology, College Science, Science Education