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Hammett, Victoria LaFrieda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has focused on faculty's preparation and expertise that is vital to successfully integrating technology into courses (Mishra & Koehler 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which aspect faculty members are utilizing when integrating technology into courses in higher education. The research questions that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Linask, Maia; Monks, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Using a dataset of 48 faculty members and 88 courses over 26 semesters, the authors estimate Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) ratings that are conditional on a multitude of course, faculty, and student attributes. They find that ratings are lower for required courses and those where students report a lower prior level of interest. Controlling…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Interests
Oliver, John; Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, Michele L. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
This article reports on a study of the value master's students in a principal preparation program placed on a variety of instructional strategies. The aspiring principals completed a survey with fixed-response and open-ended items. The students' most valued class discussions were about how their personal experiences related to the class topic and…
Descriptors: Principals, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Administrator Education
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Al-Ashqar, Wafaa Mohammed Ali – International Education Studies, 2017
The present study aimed to detect the level of faculty members' attitudes at public universities towards the performance appraisal process and its relationship with some variables (gender, college, scientific rank, university, teaching experience, and age). The study sample consisted of (320) faculty members of both sexes in three public…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Predictor Variables
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McMillion, Tonya; Tucker King, Carie S. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
In designing online and hybrid courses, instructors should consider structure, student motivation, and interaction (per Moore's 1993 Theory of Transactional Distance). To motivate students to interact and to build course community, instructors may assign student introductions. However, after examining students' introductions in a hybrid…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Females
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Royston, Natalie Steele; Springer, D. Gregory – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the beliefs of applied music faculty on desirable traits of prospective music education majors. Respondents (N = 326), who were sampled from 73 National Association of Schools of Music-accredited institutions in the United States, completed a survey instrument developed to determine the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Majors (Students), Music Teachers, Personality Traits
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Hartono, Edy; Wahyudi, Sugeng; Harahap, Pahlawansjah; Yuniawan, Ahyar – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
This study aims to analyze the relationship between lecturers' performance and their teaching competence, measured by antecedent variables of organizational learning and need for achievement. It used the Structure Equation Model as data analysis technique, and the random sampling method to collect data from 207 lecturers of private universities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Structural Equation Models, College Students
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McFarland, Jenny L.; Price, Rebecca M.; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Martinková, Patrícia; Cliff, William; Michael, Joel; Modell, Harold; Wright, Ann – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
We present the Homeostasis Concept Inventory (HCI), a 20-item multiple-choice instrument that assesses how well undergraduates understand this critical physiological concept. We used an iterative process to develop a set of questions based on elements in the Homeostasis Concept Framework. This process involved faculty experts and undergraduate…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Multiple Choice Tests, Science Tests, Test Construction
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Huxham, Mark; Scoles, Jenny; Green, Ursula; Purves, Samantha; Welsh, Zoe; Gray, Andrew – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Peer review is a powerful method to enhance teaching in higher education. Peers, however, may not be the most relevant people in evaluating teaching success; as the most important stakeholders in learning, students' evaluations need to be heard. Whilst some efforts to capture "the student voice" are simplistic and may foster consumerist…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Shostya, Anna; Morreale, Joseph C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study contributes to the higher education curriculum development literature by showing how a faculty-led short-term study abroad experience can become the catalyst for student research and offer students an international perspective. The authors analyze students' reflections and provide data collected over the years of taking…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Study Abroad
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Vojtech, Gabrielle; Grissett, Judy – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Research indicates that students find open educational resources (OER) favorable, but there is no research regarding students' perceptions of faculty who use open textbooks. In the present study we examined this topic experimentally with two undergraduate psychology courses at a small public university. Participants read two passages--one about an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Textbooks
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Pi, Z.; Hong, J.; Yang, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
One of the most commonly used forms of video lectures is a combination of an instructor's image and accompanying lecture slides as a picture-in-picture. As the image size of the instructor varies significantly across video lectures, and so do the learning outcomes associated with this technology, the influence of the instructor's image size should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Visual Perception, College Faculty
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Watson, Amy C.; Fulambarker, Anjali; Kondrat, David C.; Holley, Lynn C.; Kranke, Derrick; Wilkins, Brittany T.; Stromwall, Layne K.; Eack, Shaun M. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
Stigma is a significant barrier to recovery and full community inclusion for people with mental illnesses. Social work educators can play critical roles in addressing this stigma, yet little is known about their attitudes. Social work educators were surveyed about their general attitudes about people with mental illnesses, attitudes about practice…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Mental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes
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Stringfield, Samuel; Schaffer, Eugene; Devlin-Scherer, Roberta – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2017
Quasi-experimental teacher effectiveness studies have indicated that properly designed staff development programs can lead to changes in teacher and student behavior and to gains in student achievement. Those studies involved workshop series led by nationally known scholars. Using instructors from varied backgrounds, the current study examined the…
Descriptors: Generalization, Behavior Change, Time Management, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hardy, Pamela; Shepard, Melvin; Pilotti, Maura – College Teaching, 2017
Surveys have repeatedly depicted a dismal picture of part-time teaching in academia, including low pay, scant benefits, limited institutional support, and lack of job security. Thus, the main purpose of the present study was to delve deeper into part-time faculty's ability to sustain the demands of a tough work environment by examining the extent…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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