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He, Lerong; Callahan, Charles, III – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses the theoretical background of the pay-for-performance incentive as well as its implication for administrators in higher education institutions. Using pay data of a large state university system in the U.S., the paper finds that presidents in public research universities receive significantly higher pay than their counterparts…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Compensation (Remuneration), Public Education, Merit Pay
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Chase, A. M.; Clancy, H. A.; Lachance, R. P.; Mathison, B. M.; Chiu, M. M.; Weaver, G. C. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can introduce many students to authentic research activities in a cost-effective manner. Past studies have shown that students who participated in CUREs report greater interest in chemistry, better data collection and analysis skills, and enhanced scientific reasoning compared to traditional…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students
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Marrero, Meghan E.; Riccio, Jessica F.; Ben-Jacob, Marion; Canger, Anthony; Maliti, Charles – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers requires that underrepresented students, including women and minorities, persist in their studies and complete undergraduate and graduate degrees. Studies have shown that engaging students in undergraduate research and improving students' science…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Projects, Minority Group Students
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Ferrari-Bridgers, Franca; Vogel, Rosanne; Lynch, Barbara – International Journal of Listening, 2017
In this article we present the results of two listening assessments conducted in spring 2013 and fall 2013. Our primary goal is of a pedagogical nature and is concerned with the design and the testing of a tool that could measure students' critical listening skill improvement during the span of a semester. A total of N = 370 students participated…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Speech Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Undergraduate Students
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Goacher, Robyn E.; Kline, Cynthia M.; Targus, Alexis; Vermette, Paul J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We describe how a practical instructional development process helped a first-year assistant professor rapidly develop, implement, and assess the impact on her Analytical Chemistry course caused by three changes: (a) moving the lab into the same semester as the lecture, (b) developing a more collaborative classroom environment, and (c) increasing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Heffernan, Kristin; Dauenhauer, Jason – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
The Council on Social Work Education has designated field education as social work's signature pedagogy, putting field supervisors in a key role of preparing students as competent social workers. This study examined field supervisors' Evidence Based Practice (EBP) behaviors using a modified version of the Evidence-Based Practice Process Assessment…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Social Work, Professional Education, Field Instruction
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Webb, Brian S.; Hayhoe, Doug – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Despite an overwhelming scientific consensus, a significant proportion of the American public continues to reject anthropogenic climate change. This disparity is particularly evident among evangelical Christians, for whom theological conservatism, general scientific skepticism, political affiliations, and sociocultural influences may impede their…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Climate, Student Attitudes
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Marksbury, Nancy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Higher education institutions are charged with creating one million more STEM professionals over the next decade, a 34% increase in undergraduate STEM degrees annually (PCAST 2012). Examining why college STEM courses manifest high attrition rates, interdependencies emerge that begin in early childhood education. Those of us in higher education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rural Areas, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Broton, Katharine M.; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Educational Researcher, 2018
The rising price of higher education and its implications for equity and accessibility have been extensively documented, but the material conditions of students' lives are often overlooked. Data from more than 30,000 two- and 4-year college students indicate that approximately half are food insecure, and recent estimates suggest that at least 20%…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Food, Security (Psychology), Homeless People
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Park, Eun Sung; Song, Sunhee; Shin, Yu Kyoung – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Should teachers spend hours correcting students' errors, or should they simply underline the errors, leaving it up to the students to self-correct them? The current study examines the utility of indirect feedback on learners' written output. Journal entries from students enrolled in intact second language (L2) Korean classes (n = 40) were…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Springer, Sarah I. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2016
Group counseling is an important treatment modality used to support clients in a variety of therapeutic settings. This article highlights the results of an exploratory study that examined site supervisory factors that predicted group leader self-efficacy for preservice school counselors. Results of multiple regression analyses suggest meaningful…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Training, Predictor Variables, Self Efficacy
Murphy, William P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Quality assurance of academic programs that lead to licensure or certification in a profession traditionally has been through the industry-recognized accreditation body. There have been a limited number of studies on whether accreditation is associated with better program quality and outcomes; the purpose of this study was to add to that body of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality
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Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; White, Julie A. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study illustrates how external factors of urban and suburban racializations contribute to criminalization and surveillance of an urban community college campus and bus shelters surrounding it. Method: A postcolonial geographic research design is used to analyze geographic and qualitative data. Results: Results show that an urban…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
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Strang, Kenneth David – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article starts with a detailed literature review of recent studies that focused on using learning analytics software or learning management system data to determine the nature of any relationships between online student activity and their academic outcomes within university-level business courses. The article then describes how data was…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Computer Software, Academic Achievement
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Doyle, Kathleen M.; Dias, Olen; Kennis, James R.; Czarnocha, Bronislaw; Baker, William – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2016
One of the many roles of two year community colleges in the United States is to bridge the gap between secondary school and college for students who graduate from high school with weak mathematics skills that prevent them from enrolling in college level mathematics courses. At community colleges remedial or developmental mathematics courses review…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Mathematics Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
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