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Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an analysis of recent survey data collected from CCCU students and alumni to address the research question, "To what extent are CCCU students and alumni significantly different from their counterparts in other types of universities, based on data collected through national surveys?" Survey data from…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Higher Education, Christianity, Religious Education
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Broderick, Cynthia – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study investigated the correlates of two measures that capture students' perception of the religious and spiritual campus climate. It focuses on how the factors, religious identity and attending a religiously affiliated institution, influence students' perception of the respect for their beliefs and comfort in expressing their views on…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Role of Religion, Institutional Characteristics, College Environment
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Loes, Chad N.; Culver, K. C.; Trolian, Teniell L. – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated the influence of collaborative learning on students' openness to diversity in the 1st year of college. Even in the presence of a host of potential confounders, we found that exposure to collaborative learning activities positively influenced students' openness to diversity, regardless of their individual background characteristics.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Freshmen, Student Diversity, Interaction
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Wang, Rong; BrckaLorenz, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
An increasing number of faculty have brought up questions and concerns about supporting international students' academic engagement and success. However, little is known about faculty's approaches to international student engagement and how they may differ from international students' self-reported engagement at four-year institutions. Using data…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Frazier, Marian L.; LoFaro, Thomas; Pillers Dobler, Carolyn – PRIMUS, 2018
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) have both updated and revised their curriculum guidelines. The guidelines of both associations recommend that students engage in a "capstone" experience, be exposed to applications, and have opportunities to communicate mathematical and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Mathematical Models
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Keough, Wendy; Sundaresan, Anita; Thomas, Darrin – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2018
This study examines Thai English majors' perceptions towards engagement. The aim of this study is to be better informed of the English language learning experience of students in an international environment where English is used as a foreign language. A mixed methods approach was employed. A modified version of the National Survey of Student…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gerhardt, Ira – PRIMUS, 2017
The recent introduction of a new course in mathematical modeling at Manhattan College has provided students with a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience utilizing tools in applying their mathematical abilities to a real-world problem. This paper describes the steps taken to create this class, from obtaining a real-world partner…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)
Kinzie, Jillian; Matross Helms, Robin; Cole, James – Liberal Education, 2017
Colleges and universities must ensure that graduates are equipped to succeed in the global workforce. What do we know about the extent to which institutions are designing international activities, providing students with direct experience of different cultures and courses on global topics, and ensuring that graduates acquire global learning…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Career Readiness
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Chipchase, Lucy; Davidson, Megan; Blackstock, Felicity; Bye, Ros; Clothier, Peter; Klupp, Nerida; Nickson, Wendy; Turner, Deborah; Williams, Mark – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Much has been written about why students engage in academic studies at university, with less attention given to the concept of disengagement. Understanding the risks and factors associated with student disengagement from learning provides opportunities for targeted remediation. The aims of this review were to (i) explore how student disengagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education, College Students
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Long, Mary M.; Sandler, Dennis M.; Topol, Martin T. – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2017
For business schools, AACSB and Middle States' call for more experiential learning is one reason to provide study abroad programs. Universities must attend to the demand for continuous improvement and employ metrics to benchmark and evaluate their relative standing among peer institutions. One such benchmark is the National Survey of Student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Study Abroad, Holistic Approach
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Kandiko Howson, Camille; Buckley, Alex – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Student engagement has become a key feature of UK higher education, but until recently there has been a lack of data to track, benchmark and drive enhancement. In 2015 the first full administration ran in the UK a range of survey items drawn from the US-based National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This is the latest example of international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Alvarez-Bell, Rosa M.; Wirtz, Derrick; Bian, Hui – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
When implementing innovative teaching techniques, instructors often seek to gauge the success of their methods. Proposing one approach to assessing classroom innovation, this study examines the ability of students' ratings of engagement and instructional practices to predict their learning in a cooperative (team-based) framework. After identifying…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Practices, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Buckner, Ellen; Shores, Melanie; Sloane, Michael; Dantzler, John; Shields, Catherine; Shader, Karen; Newcomer, Bradley – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016
The purpose of this study was to apply several measures of learning and engagement to a comparable cohort of honors and non-honors students in order to generate a preliminary model of student engagement. Specific purposes were the following: (1) to determine the feasibility for use of several measures of student characteristics that may affect…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Nailos, Jennifer N. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2016
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll the majority of Latina/o students in higher education; however, it is unclear how HSIs influence Latina/os' postsecondary experiences. In this study, we examined how the Latina/o student experience differed between students who did and did not attend 4-year HSIs. The results suggest that HSIs generally…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Enrollment Trends
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Lundberg, Carol A.; Lowe, Shelly C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
With a national sample of 700 Native American students who took the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), this study tested the ways faculty interaction and inclusion of diverse perspectives in the classroom contributed to learning for Native American students. Significant predictors of learning were quality academic advising, faculty…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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