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Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Crime, Incidence
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Boone, Alexander P.; Hegarty, Mary – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017
The paper-and-pencil Mental Rotation Test (Vandenberg & Kuse, 1978) consistently produces large sex differences favoring men (Voyer, Voyer, & Bryden, 1995). In this task, participants select 2 of 4 answer choices that are rotations of a probe stimulus. Incorrect choices (i.e., foils) are either mirror reflections of the probe or…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cognitive Processes, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Tests
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Hendricks, Christina – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
Open textbooks are similar to traditional textbooks except that they are free of cost and licensed to allow revision and reuse. Adopting open textbooks for higher education courses is a way to address the growing costs of traditional textbooks that lead some students to be unable to access them, and to allow instructors to tailor the books to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
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Kiste, Alan L.; Scott, Gregory E.; Bukenberger, Jesse; Markmann, Miles; Moore, Jennifer – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Twenty years ago, a major curriculum revision at a large, comprehensive university in the Western United States led to the implementation of an integrated lecture/laboratory (studio) experience for our engineering students taking general chemistry. Based on these twenty years of experience, construction of four purpose-built studio classrooms to…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Ngo, Federick; Kosiewicz, Holly – Review of Higher Education, 2017
Improving the outcomes of students in developmental or remedial math remains a puzzle in higher education. Concerns with low persistence and completion rates have motivated proponents of reform to reconsider the delivery of developmental math. Lengthening the amount of time in math is thought to be an intervention that improves academic…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Kottke, Janet L.; Shoenfelt, Elizabeth L.; Stone, Nancy J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
An informational brochure was created to assist students and faculty unfamiliar with the industrial-organizational (IO) and human factors (HF) disciplines. The brochure highlights the content of these two professions, presents advice for undergraduates to prepare for admission to IO and HF graduate programs, provides sources of IO and HF…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Industrial Psychology, College Students, Employment Potential
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Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J.; Canrinus, Esther T.; Forbes, Cheryl A.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Cornelissen, Frank; Van Lare, Michelle; Hsiao, Joyce – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This exploratory study foregrounds the important, but often understudied social side of pre-service teacher development and its relation to teaching performance in one university-based teacher preparation program in the US. We examine the extent to which pre-service elementary teachers' social relationships and perceptions of peer trust and…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Bates, Dana K.; Sikkema, Jill A.; Nynas, Suzette M.; Culp, Clinton – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2017
Context: The Examination of Professional Degree Level document presented to the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Directors states that research in athletic training education has not investigated differences in the critical-thinking skills of professional athletic training students. Objective: Investigate the differences in…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Athletics, Training
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Barczyk, Casimir C.; Duncan, Doris G. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
The impact of personality type on students' sense of classroom connectedness was examined in a study of university-level business courses that used Facebook to enhance classroom learning. The study was conducted using an independent measures static group comparison research design. Nearly 600 students registered in six different business courses…
Descriptors: Social Media, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Kim, Young K.; Collins, Christopher S.; Rennick, Liz A.; Edens, David – Journal of International Students, 2017
Using a large dataset from a state education system, this study examined the experience of international college students in the United States as well as the connection to their cognitive, affective, and civic outcomes. The study utilized data from the 2010 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) and a sample of 35,146…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Research Universities
Belfield, Clive; Bailey, Thomas – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2017
Recently, studies have adopted fixed effects modeling to identify the returns to college. This method has the advantage over ordinary least squares estimates in that unobservable, individual-level characteristics that may bias the estimated returns are differenced out. But the method requires extensive longitudinal data and involves complex…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Robustness (Statistics)
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Lo, Yafen; Yen, Shu-Chen; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
High-impact educational practices can promote student involvement and learning outcomes, but are rarely tested in the community college setting--where involvement is a typical challenge to student success. For Family Child Care (FCC) providers, who tend to be older and overworked, higher-education training can be especially difficult. The present…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Communities of Practice, Professional Development
Yomtov, Dani; Plunkett, Scott W.; Efrat, Rafi; Marin, Adriana Garcia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The effectiveness of a peer-mentoring program was examined at a university in California. Previous studies suggest university peer mentoring might increase students' feelings of engagement, which can contribute to their retention. Pretest and posttest data were collected from 304 freshmen (mentored and nonmentored) during the fall of 2012 in a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Pretests Posttests
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
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