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Skipper, Tracy L., Ed.; Argo, Roxanne, Ed. – 2003
The chapters of this monograph offer insights into educationally purposeful out-of-class activities and the impact they have on the student experience. It also provides future directions for the campus activities field and identifies ways to improve the educational experience of first-year students to enhance their scholarly experience and to…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education
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Palmer, Megan M.; Shaker, Genevieve; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista – College Teaching, 2014
Despite the fact that online education continues to grow, the vast majority of faculty remain skeptical that online courses can yield the same student learning outcomes as traditional face-to-face courses. In an effort to determine if online graduate courses can be effective, in this study we explore the extent to which qualities commonly found in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Graduate Study, Seminars
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Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista; Palmer, Megan M.; Welch, Julie L.; Walvoord, Emily C.; Dankoski, Mary E. – To Improve the Academy, 2014
Faculty members today are bombarded with information, yet limited in time and attention. Managing communication with faculty is an increasingly important function of faculty development offices. This study explored how communication frameworks can be paired with web design principles and attention economics to increase the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Organizational Communication, Teacher Participation
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Dankoski, Mary E.; Palmer, Megan M.; Laird, Thomas F. Nelson; Ribera, Amy K.; Bogdewic, Stephen P. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2012
Many faculty in today's academic medical centers face high levels of stress and low career satisfaction. Understanding faculty vitality is critically important for the health of our academic medical centers, yet the concept is ill-defined and lacking a comprehensive model. Expanding on previous research that examines vital faculty in higher…
Descriptors: Leadership, Regression (Statistics), Predictor Variables, Productivity
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Palmer, Megan M.; Dankoski, Mary E.; Smith, Joshua S.; Brutkiewicz, Randy R.; Bogdewic, Stephen P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
Faculty development programs are often at risk during difficult economic times. In order to answer the question about the value that faculty development adds to the institution, programs must measure important outcomes, not simply report the number of faculty served and how well they liked their experience. The authors describe the assessment…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Evaluation
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Dankoski, Mary E.; Palmer, Megan M.; Banks, Julianna; Brutkiewicz, Randy R.; Walvoord, Emily; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista; Bogdewic, Stephen P.; Gopen, George D. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
All faculty regardless of discipline or school need to be highly competent at writing for an academic audience. The "publish or perish" pressure is alive and well for academic advancement, publications, and external grant funding. Yet few faculty, particularly in the health professions and sciences, receive formal training on the craft…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Health Occupations, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops
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Kinzie, Jillian L.; Thomas, Auden D.; Palmer, Megan M.; Umbach, Paul D.; Kuh, George D. – Journal of College Student Development, 2007
This study compared the experiences of women attending women's colleges with those of women attending coeducational institutions. Analyses of data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) from random samples of female first-year and senior students from 26 women's colleges and 264 other four-year institutions were conducted. Women at…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Practices, White Students, Transfer Students
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Umbach, Paul D.; Palmer, Megan M.; Kuh, George D.; Hannah, Stephanie J. – Research in Higher Education, 2006
Scrutiny of intercollegiate athletics has intensified in recent years. This study compares student-athletes with those of non-athletes in terms of their engagement in effective educational practices. Contrary to many reports in the popular media, the findings from this study indicate that, on balance, student-athletes across a large number of…
Descriptors: Athletes, Educational Practices, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation
Kinzie, Jillian; Palmer, Megan; Hayek, John; Hossler, Don; Jacob, Stacy A.; Cummings, Heather – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2004
The college-choice process is complex and affects many high school students, family members and public policy-makers, as well as institutions of higher education. This report provides an overview of the college-choice process for traditional-age students and examines how it has evolved during the last half of the 20th century. Material from the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, College Admission, Family Characteristics, Equal Education
Umbach, Paul D.; Palmer, Megan M.; Kuh, George D.; Hannah, Stephanie J. – Online Submission, 2004
Scrutiny of intercollegiate athletics has intensified in recent years. Yet previous studies about the experience of student-athletes show that participation in intercollegiate sports has little influence on desirable outcomes of college. This study compares the engagement of student-athletes with those of non-athletes in effective educational…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, College Athletics, Athletes, Outcomes of Education