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Perrow, Margaret – College Teaching, 2018
The Faculty Writing Fellows Seminar was designed to develop university instructors' skill in writing instruction: The 2015-16 professional development project offered faculty at Southern Oregon University a chance to read writing-pedagogy research, collaboratively develop their teaching practices, and--most importantly--put themselves in the shoes…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops
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Barney, Katelyn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are still grossly under-represented in Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs) when compared to non-Indigenous students. Developing the pipeline of Indigenous students from undergraduate to postgraduate study remains key to increasing the number of Indigenous students undertaking HDRs. While much of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
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Boles, Wageeh; Whelan, Karen – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
In the UK, the USA and Australia, there have been calls for an increase in the number of engineering graduates to meet the needs of current global challenges. Universities around the world have been grappling with how to both attract more engineering students and to then retain them. Attrition from engineering programmes is disturbingly high. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
One of the tenets of linguistics is that all language forms are equal, communicatively capable, and worthy of respect. Given this premise of equality, what does one make of "Standard English (SE), the dialect elevated above others in the American school system, the dialect that students most likely consider "correct" and…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Fellowships, Language Variation, Academic Achievement
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Rock, JoAnn Leah; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which universities use the "GRE"® General Test scores to award merit-based fellowships to first-year graduate students in doctoral programs. While GRE use in fellowship award decisions is a common practice, there is very little validity evidence to support its use in this context.…
Descriptors: Scores, Decision Making, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Dunbar, Krista; Monson, Robert J. – Journal of Staff Development, 2011
Much has been written about the disconnect between education research produced in graduate schools of education and the practice of school leaders. In this article, the authors share one story of an external partnership that promotes the development of a principal's capacity for complex problem solving and the early research that suggests this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Improvement, Schools of Education, College School Cooperation
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McCarthy, Maeve L.; Fister, K. Renee – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
The manuscript outlines the impact that our National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences program, BioMaPS, has had on the students and faculty at Murray State University. This interdisciplinary program teams mathematics and biology undergraduate students with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Morzinski, Jeffrey A.; Graham, Antonnette V.; Straussner, S. Lala A.; Schoener, Eugene; Marcus, Marianne T.; Madden, Theresa; Brown, Richard L. – Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 2007
Mentoring is an important aspect of professional development, but can it advance substance use disorder skills in a national, interdisciplinary fellowship program? This evaluation study used a telephone survey to examine the influence of distance mentoring, interdisciplinary mentoring, and mentor functions on fellows' satisfaction, learning and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Substance Abuse, Telephone Surveys, Fellowships
Grossman-Garber, Deborah; Gold, Arthur; Husband, Thomas – Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, 2001
American research universities are renowned for applying cutting-edge science to the improvement of the world's health and environmental systems. Indeed, as a society, people have come to expect this type of intellectual leadership from their great universities. Less appreciated is the robust opportunity for state and local governments to harness…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Community Problems, Research Universities, Experiential Learning