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Shortlidge, Erin E.; Rain-Griffith, Liz; Shelby, Chloe; Shusterman, Gwendolyn P.; Barbera, Jack – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
Embedding active learning is a common mechanism for meeting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education reform goals. Researchers have identified student benefits from such strategies, yet these benefits may not be universal for all students. We sought to identify how students at a nontraditional university perceive…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Science Instruction, Active Learning, Biology
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Evans, Brent J.; Marsicano, Christopher R.; Lennartz, Courtney J. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Preparing educated and active citizens is one of the primary goals of higher education, yet colleges and universities may neglect civic engagement due to the prioritization of labor market preparation. Drawing on neoinstitutional theory, this paper examines the missions, infrastructure, activities, and outcomes related to civic engagement across…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
Isome, Jeremy; Burney, Michelle; Filtz, Joshua W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Campus public safety has become a major concern over the last decade for the entire college community. As incidents of mass violence on college campuses increase, many college administrators are searching for the most effective measures to prevent such incidents from happening on their campuses. One method gaining popularity is the establishment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, School Safety, Risk Assessment
Filtz, Joshua W.; Burney, Michelle; Isome, Jeremy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Campus public safety has become a major concern over the last decade for the entire college community. As incidents of mass violence on college campuses increase, many college administrators are searching for the most effective measures to prevent such incidents from happening on their campuses. One method gaining popularity is the establishment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, School Safety, Risk Assessment
Burney, Michelle; Filtz, Joshua W.; Isome, Jeremy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Campus public safety has become a major concern over the last decade for the entire college community. As incidents of mass violence on college campuses increase, many college administrators are searching for the most effective measures to prevent such incidents from happening on their campuses. One method gaining popularity is the establishment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, School Safety, Risk Assessment
Barnes-Johnson, Joy, Ed.; Johnson, Janelle M., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
"STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation" is designed to contribute to discourses about how STEM teaching and learning can become more equitable, serving the needs of readers across the STEM educational spectrum. "STEM21" is meant to problematize the status…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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O'Connor, Kimberly; Drouin, Michelle; Davis, Jedidiah; Thompson, Hannah – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
In this study, we provide a snapshot of cyber abuse behaviours among students at a single, mid-sized public commuter university in the United States. The goal of this study is to provide helpful information that can guide universities when creating cyber-civility policies, information that is currently lacking in Higher Education. We examine…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Commuter Colleges, College Students
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Gamtso, Carolyn White; Halpin, Patricia A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2018
An instruction librarian and a biology professor at a small, urban commuter college campus worked together to provide research instruction to non-science majors in selected hybrid and online biological sciences classes. They collaboratively designed in-class and online learning tools, as well as homework assignments aimed at developing non-science…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Nonmajors, College Science, Biology
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Harper, Shaun R.; Smith, Edward J.; Davis, Charles H. F., III – Urban Education, 2018
Presented in this article is a case study of Black students' enrollment, persistence, and graduation at Cityville University, an urban commuter institution. We combine quantitative data from the University's Office of Institutional Research and the U.S. Department of Education with qualitative insights gathered in interviews with students,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, African American Students, Undergraduate Students
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Goodlad, Karen; Leonard, Anne E. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2018
Faculty participants in a fellowship designed to engage students at an urban commuter college of technology in their general education curriculum evaluated and redesigned their courses to include place-based learning (PBL) using the Living Laboratory model of pedagogy. Focused on faculty perception of the relationship between PBL and its influence…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Laboratories, Urban Schools, Commuter Colleges
Shackson, Catherine O'Kane – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Mothers are a significant but overlooked subpopulation of college students. One-fourth of all undergraduate students are parents raising children, and the vast majority of these parents are women, yet very few research studies have been conducted on parents or mothers in higher education. This narrative inquiry study looks at how mother-students…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Mothers, White Students, Commuter Colleges
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Dwyer, Tomás – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Student-faculty interactions are a component of social integration, a key concept in Tinto's theory of student persistence which has received empirical support. However, the influence of social integration for commuting students has been questioned. Furthermore, student-faculty interactions in the classroom are under-researched and arguably…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students, College Faculty
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Buckenmeyer, Janet A.; Barczyk, Casimir; Hixon, Emily; Zamojski, Heather; Tomory, Annette – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Patterns of technology ownership and usage, as well as skills with and preferences for various technologies, affect the college experience (Educause 2012). Students at a commuter campus of a large Midwestern public university were surveyed about technology and the learning process: 94% of the respondents believed that technology had the potential…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Commuter Colleges, Campuses, Student Attitudes
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Melendez, Mickey C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
College student adjustment, success, and retention have been a focus of college administrators and student development professionals for decades. However, national college retention and graduation statistics are typically focused on traditional, residential, full-time, college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Students, Higher Education, Urban Universities
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Fayne, Harriet; Qian, Gaoyin – New Educator, 2016
This longitudinal case study investigated how one School of Education (SOE), situated in an urban, commuter, public university, responded to the New York State mandate to require the edTPA for initial teacher certification. In order to engage faculty in the work of program redesign, SOE administrators employed a covert leadership approach. Based…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Schools of Education
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