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Milana, Marcella – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter focuses on the European Semester and its yearly cycle of policy coordination of fiscal and macroeconomic policies within the European Union (EU). It traces the shifts that occurred through the first codification of the European Semester in 2011, and up to 2018, from softer to more binding procedures, which set the EU agenda well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semester System, Educational Policy, Financial Policy
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Martinez-Vazquez, P. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2021
This paper proposes a model to re-balance assessment schedules through the quantification of students' workload. The initiative derives from the migration of a term-based to a semester-based calendar in a HE institution. The change required scrutiny of former and new assessment calendars which highlighted deficiencies in the administration of…
Descriptors: Semester System, Higher Education, Educational Change, Engineering Education
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Underwood, Zackary; Ganser, Stephanie – College and University, 2019
Spring admission is an undergraduate admissions strategy for traditional incoming freshmen. "Spring admission is a strategy to fill spots that empty in the spring when students graduate early or study abroad" (Hussain 2017). Admitting spring students is also a way to replace tuition dollars lost due to fall-admitted students'…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
Crosier, David; De Lel, Gisèle – European Education and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2021
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 37 countries. [For the 2020/21 report, see ED610818.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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Zhu, Mona J. H.; Risko, Evan F. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
Although we are constantly making spatial decisions about where to place our objects and ourselves, few studies in psychology have investigated this phenomenon in-depth. In the current study, we examined how spatial decisions are made over time by tracking students' seating choices in classrooms over the course of a semester (i.e., 12 weeks). We…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Habit Formation, Decision Making, Semester System
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Kristensen, Nanna Svarre; Bruun-Pedersen, Jon Ram; Kofoed, Lise Busk; Andreasen, Lars Birch – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Organizing a coherent PBL semester where courses and project work are integrated and supporting the development of both disciplinary and generic competences is difficult. In this study we investigate how integration can be supported by different IT initiatives. Applying a practice theoretical approach, inspired by Stephen Kemmis, this article…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Integrated Activities, Semester System, Courses
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Harland, Tony; Wald, Navé – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2021
In this paper we examine the history and development of internal assessment practices at a university in New Zealand. The work re-visits the 'assessment arms race' study and builds upon the key arguments presented so far. It was discovered that student demand in the early 1970s triggered the introduction of internal assessment and workloads…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Student Evaluation, Educational History
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the 2019/20 report, see ED610817.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa; Sibthorp, Jim – Journal of Transformative Education, 2021
This study examines semester schools, which have elements associated with transformative learning, and an adolescent population, where transformative learning has less commonly been studied. We administered the Learning Activities Survey pre/post semester (n = 173) and followed the survey with semistructured interviews (n = 30) to assess whether…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, High School Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
RP Group, 2020
The term "throughput" refers to the percentage of a student cohort who complete a course sequence within a set period after having begun that sequence at the same point in time. Under AB 705 the set period for observing throughput rates is described in law as "one year". While that time frame seems intuitive enough, the…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Quarter System, Semester System
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the 2018/19 report, see ED593872.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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Kennerly, William W.; Frederick, Kimberley A.; Sheppard, Kelly – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
We have successfully developed a one-semester general chemistry course that meets the primary learning goals of the traditional two-semester sequence. It is appropriate for physical, life, and earth science majors. Since implementation, 88% of students who start general chemistry complete it, an increase from 72% in our prior traditional…
Descriptors: College Science, Chemistry, Majors (Students), Semester System
Rogalski, Kathryn A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quantitative study investigated the ability of the noncognitive characteristic of grit to predict community college student success and persistence. Grit levels were measured using the eight-item Grit-S scale that was administered to students in classes of a large suburban community college. Individual-level institutional data also were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the previous report "The Organisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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Whittington, Brandon L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Although cell phones are often discussed as a problem in higher education research, the literature focuses largely on disciplinary tactics or integration of phones into the curriculum. The present study provides further support for the use of positive reinforcement to minimize the negative effects of cell phones in the classroom. A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Classroom Environment, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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