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Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges & Universities" (AAC&U) in January 2015, there was an announcement to participants of the release of the "LEAP Challenge." The key concept at the center of the LEAP Challenge is that all college students need to prepare to contribute in a world…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, College Students, Learner Engagement
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McCormick, Alexander C.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Kinzie, Jillian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Thirteen years ago, 276 bachelor's-granting colleges and universities inaugurated a new approach to assessing college quality by participating in the first national administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This report summarizes what was learned over the NSSE's first 13 years, why the survey is being updated, and new…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Student Surveys
Berrett, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As pressure mounts on colleges to document what their students learn, it remains tough to judge from outside the classroom how much knowledge they gain from their academic experience. The traditional measure of learning is the course grade. Nothing says academic success more succinctly than an A. Alternative methods to document learning have…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests
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Rosinski, Paula; Peeples, Tim – Composition Studies, 2012
Following a brief introduction to problem-based learning (PBL) as one type of highly-engaged pedagogy, this article examines how PBL activities in a first-year writing class and an upper-level professional writing and rhetoric class led students to develop rhetorical subjectivities. We conclude that highly engaged pedagogies, like PBL, that…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Praxis
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Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Whitt, Elizabeth J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
A few years ago, in "Student Success in College (SSiC)," the authors profiled twenty colleges and universities that were unusually effective in fostering student engagement and success, defined as better-than-predicted scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and better-than-predicted graduation rates. These schools are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Academic Achievement, Colleges
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Tyson, William – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
This article is written for scholars, researchers, and academic leaders who have a passion to share their knowledge outside the classroom, laboratory, or institution. They want to make a difference and believe that the information they possess and ideas they have to offer have a public importance. Based on his book "Pitch Perfect:…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Researchers, Higher Education, Leadership
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Stein, Barry; Haynes, Ada – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Many assessment experts believe it is essential to develop faculty-driven assessment tools in order to engage faculty in meaningful assessment that can improve student learning. Tennessee Technological University (TTU) has been involved in an extended effort during the last ten years to develop, refine, and nationally disseminate an instrument to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Evaluation, College Faculty
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Rhodes, Terrel L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
People are inundated with technology on campuses and in their lives. Students are increasingly technology savvy, expecting faculty and administrators to function comfortably within the digital world. They have responded by using technology more and more in teaching and learning. In this article, the author focuses on one such use--student…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Study, Campuses, Evaluation
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McCormick, Alexander C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
In this article, the author examines various forms of public reporting of student engagement information. Some are controlled by third parties and others by the institutions themselves. He looks at four third-party efforts: (1) the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE); (2) the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA); (3)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutions, Educational Finance, Student Experience
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Ehrmann, Stephen C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
How can a degree program, general education program, or other course of study make substantial, widely appreciated improvements in who learns, what they learn, and how well they learn it? Under the right circumstances, such improvements are possible. This article presents suggestions, some counter-intuitive, that increase the chances of their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, General Education, Technology Education
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Hirsch, Deborah; Goldberger, Ellen – About Campus, 2010
The term "helicopter parents" typically involves parents--most often, mothers--who "hover" over their children to shelter them from stress, resolve their problems, and offer unwavering, on-the-spot support and affirmation. The recipients of this attention are the generation who have had their play dates managed and have been…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, School Responsibility
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Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2009
Civic engagement has become an important element in the mission of many colleges and universities. O'Meara (2005) found that almost two-thirds of the chief academic officers responding to a survey reported that their institution had updated its mission or strategic planning documents to include statements about civic engagement. However, only…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Service Learning, National Surveys, Higher Education
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Turner, Philip M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
This article describes a course redesign project at the University of North Texas that is in the fifth year of a planned nine-year effort. The goals of the Next Generation Course Redesign (NGen) Project include practicing "never-ending course redesign," affecting teaching and learning at all levels of the institution and beyond, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Experiential Learning, Probability, Cognitive Development
DeCiccio, Albert; Gross, Anne Hopkins; Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
The academic literature is clear: students with a college degree earn more and lead healthier, more productive lives than their non-degree counterparts. Moreover, the early weeks on campus profoundly affect the likelihood of students persisting through to graduation. With its significant enrollment of first-generation and underrepresented…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Kuh, George D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
When the history of American higher education is rewritten years from now, one of the storylines of the first decade of the twenty-first century likely will be the emergence of student engagement as an organizing construct for institutional assessment, accountability, and improvement efforts. The engagement premise is straightforward and easily…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, College Students, Student Experience
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