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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) Commission on Career and Technical Education challenges states to build bridges from high school to postsecondary attainment and career advancement by developing rigorous, relevant career pathways that align secondary, postsecondary, and workplace learning and lead to high-skill, high-wage jobs in…
Descriptors: Credentials, Regional Programs, Alignment (Education), Articulation (Education)
Whitehead, Dawn Michele – Liberal Education, 2015
Today's college students must become adept both at interacting, cooperating, and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at grappling successfully with the kinds of unscripted problems and challenges that characterize life and work in the complex world they will enter upon graduation. Accordingly, global learning is widely…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Global Approach, Liberal Arts
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Shugart, Sanford C. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
Based on a decade of consistently improving student outcomes at Valencia College, first winner of the Aspen Prize for Excellence in Community Colleges, five lessons for connecting student and institutional purpose are described. These include: a focus on what students really experience, understanding the college as a bridge and not a destination,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Student Centered Learning, Student Experience
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Collins, Kayla; Grroff, Shannon; Mathena, Cindy; Kupczynski, Lori – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Enrollment in online learning continues to grow in the higher education sector, along with persistent goals dedicated to achieving better student outcomes and lowering attrition rates. Improved student engagement has been shown to possibly reduce attrition rates through a greater sense of connectedness and decreased feelings of isolation among…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Asynchronous Communication, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Hawes, Sandra Lee – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
The essay presents a quasi-case study of one academic librarian's experience as an embedded librarian in multiple online courses over a five-year period. Technology used included chat, email, and a librarian question-and-answer bulletin board inside an eCollege course management system, and a dedicated-use ElluminateLive! virtual training room for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Bulletin Boards, Library Services, Librarians
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Cornelius, Luke M.; Cavanaugh, Terence W. – Journal of Education Finance, 2016
A policy analysis of Florida's 10-factor Performance-Based Funding system for state universities. The focus of the article is on the system of performance metrics developed by the state Board of Governors and their impact on institutions and their missions. The paper also discusses problems and issues with the metrics, their ongoing evolution, and…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Performance
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Von Hippel, Paul T.; Bellows, Laura – Education Next, 2018
Recent policies intended to improve teacher quality have focused on the preparation that teachers receive before entering the classroom. A short-lived federal rule would have required every state to assess and rank teacher-preparation programs by their graduates' impact on student learning. Though the federal rule was repealed, last year some 21…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Efthimiou, Costas; Maronde, Dan; McGreevy, Tim; del Barco, Enrique; McCole, Stefanie – Physics Education, 2011
A key question in physics education is the effectiveness of the teaching methods. A curriculum that has been investigated at the University of Central Florida (UCF) over the last two years is the use of particular elements of The Physics Suite. Select sections of the introductory physics classes at UCF have made use of Interactive Lecture…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Student Surveys, Physics, Lecture Method
Wooten, Patricia Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative phenomenological study investigated the effects of online learning for deaf college students as opposed to the mainstream classroom setting. This study specifically analyzed the writing and reading skills of deaf students in general and the development of English literacy of prelingually deaf students and those from non-English…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Deafness
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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed.; Murray-Johnson, Kayon, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
The 42st annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2018 and explored the theme, "Quality of Life in Adult Learning." The purpose of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) is to help institutions of higher education develop and sustain learning…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Best Practices
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2013
Mark Van Doren, the noted literary scholar, once remarked, "The college is meaningless without a curriculum, but it is more so when it has one that is meaningless." Many current critics of undergraduate curricula in America assent to the crucial need for programmatic renewal in our colleges and universities. They bemoan the cookie-cutter…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, General Education
London, Scott – Kettering Foundation, 2010
This paper examines a burgeoning network of organizations that is inventing new forms of community renewal and citizenship education. Their names vary--some call themselves public policy institutes, others centers for civic life--yet they share a common methodology, one aimed at tackling tough public issues, strengthening communities, and…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Social Networks, Citizenship Education, School Community Relationship
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Murphree, Daniel – Social Studies, 2015
"Flipping" the Classroom techniques and the use of Embedded Writing Consultants (EWC) in institutions of higher education have been the subject of scholarly research in recent years. However, it appears that no studies have examined the simultaneous use of both "tools" in an introductory History course at the university level.…
Descriptors: Consultants, History Instruction, College Programs, Higher Education
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014
This statistical report provides data tables on University of Central Florida (UCF) financial resources, personnel, enrollment, undergraduate education, graduate education, and research & economic development. Highlighted achievements included: (1) "U.S. News & World Report" ranked UCF 14th as an "up and coming" school,…
Descriptors: Accountability, STEM Education, Higher Education, Tables (Data)
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
"The Road to Recovery: Projecting U.S. Job Growth and Higher Education Demand through 2020" (this issue, p26-29) presented six key indicators that highlighted the latest in education and employment needs for the success of the future jobs market. While the U.S. economy is growing, questions still remain: What skills do employers value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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