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Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Bertrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Academic underpreparedness is an issue for many first-time-in-college students, particularly those entering community colleges. Whereas many underprepared students enroll in developmental education, research has indicated that traditional remediation may not increase students' chances for success. Therefore, states and colleges have begun to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Community Colleges
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Avni, Sharon; Finn, Heather B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To improve students' outcomes and retention rates, community colleges have implemented acceleration strategies which hasten the completion of educational requirements (Edgecombe, 2011). The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of an accelerated freshmen writing course on teachers' curricular decisions and pedagogical practices at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Acceleration (Education), College Freshmen
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Giraldo-García, Regina J.; Magiste, Edward J. – College Quarterly, 2018
This study determined that the addition of Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) attendance increased passage rates (from 66.5% to 82%) of first year students in English 101 courses. The model predicts first year students' performance in college writing, controlling for variables such as American College Test scores, and gender. A…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, College English, Predictor Variables
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Serna, Alejandra García; Vega, José Luis Arcos; García, Juan José Sevilla; Ruiz, María Amparo Oliveros – Higher Education Studies, 2018
We present an analysis regarding generic skills on engineering program offered in a public state university in Mexico (UABC). The university implemented a new educational model changing rigid programs to flexible programs based on competencies. The goal is to determine generic skills related to the four pillars of learning: learning to do,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Basic Skills, Educational Change
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Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an analysis of recent survey data collected from CCCU students and alumni to address the research question, "To what extent are CCCU students and alumni significantly different from their counterparts in other types of universities, based on data collected through national surveys?" Survey data from…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Higher Education, Christianity, Religious Education
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Pitt, Adele; Oprescu, Florin; Tapia, Geraldine; Gray, Marion – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Studying at university can be a very stressful experience. Although the literature provides some information regarding different sources of stress among students, studies have not addressed the issue of changes over the course progression. This study aimed to obtain a deeper understanding of the sources of stress for first-year students and…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, Focus Groups
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Chalmers, Charlotte; Mowat, Elaine; Chapman, Maggie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The setting, marking and providing feedback on assessments form an important part of a tutor's role. Studies into the use of feedback and how it is interpreted by students indicate a mismatch between what students are looking for and what tutors think they are giving. Tutors comment that students are more interested in the mark than the feedback,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Grading
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Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic year 2012/13 marked a major milestone in the history of Hong Kong higher education as it witnessed the admission of two markedly different cohorts of Cantonese-speaking freshmen to the city's English-medium universities: those embarking for the last time upon the traditional 3-year programme modelled on the British system of initial…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Minalla, Amir Abdalla – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study was mainly conducted to examine the possibility of utilizing "WhatsApp Group" in enhancing EFL learners' verbal interaction. To do this experimental and descriptive methods were used to achieve the objective of this study. A questionnaire and pre- and post-test were adopted as tools for data collection. Samples of two groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Downey, Jillian; Thompson, Katherine; Genschel, Ulrike – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Economic recessions impact higher education institutions in complex ways. Several analyses have examined the influence of the 2007-2009 recession on tuition, enrollments, revenues, and expenditures, but the connection of these resource allocation patterns to a student success outcome--namely, retention--is limited. This study examined…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Higher Education, Tuition, Enrollment
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Skoglund, Kirk; Wall, Timothy J.; Kiene, David – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
Supplemental Instruction (SI), a higher-education academic support program, targets challenging college courses and uses peer-led review sessions to develop academic skills, improve grades, influence persistence, and ultimately increase student retention (Arendale, 2001). The goals of this study were twofold: to determine if differences existed in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Supplementary Education
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Broderick, Cynthia – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study investigated the correlates of two measures that capture students' perception of the religious and spiritual campus climate. It focuses on how the factors, religious identity and attending a religiously affiliated institution, influence students' perception of the respect for their beliefs and comfort in expressing their views on…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Role of Religion, Institutional Characteristics, College Environment
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Scheja, Max – Educational Research, 2018
Background: How students go about studying, including the learning activities that students engage in both during and between classes, is not easily understood. Previous research indicates that critical student features, such as approaches to learning and decisions of how to organise studying activities, develop in bidirectional interactions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Introductory Courses
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Brown, Alan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Much learning takes place outside of formal class settings, yet students starting in higher education are not always well equipped with independent learning skills, appropriate self-knowledge or the required levels of intrinsic motivation This project used students as partners to develop resources that could be used by first-year undergraduates in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Partnerships in Education, Feedback (Response), Mechanics (Physics)
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Khodabandeh, Farzaneh – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study examines the effect of storytelling through the use of Telegram on oral language of English foreign language (EFL) students. To this end, thirty English students aged 18 to 21 took part in the research. Before the treatment, they were interviewed by two instructors and were graded as low-proficient speakers of English. The selected…
Descriptors: Story Telling, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Second Language Instruction
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