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Giraldo-García, Regina J.; Magiste, Edward J. – College Quarterly, 2018
This study determined that the addition of Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) attendance increased passage rates (from 66.5% to 82%) of first year students in English 101 courses. The model predicts first year students' performance in college writing, controlling for variables such as American College Test scores, and gender. A…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, College English, Predictor Variables
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McDonald, Theodore W.; Stockton, James D.; Landrum, R. Eric – College Quarterly, 2018
An alarming occurrence in academia involves the discipline of faculty, under the guise of violating civility or collegiality codes, for engaging in what should be protected academic free speech. This often occurs when unprincipled and/or corporate-minded administrators seek to punish or dissuade faculty from challenging or questioning their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Discipline, Collegiality
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Saraç, Hatice Sezgi – College Quarterly, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to compare two distinct methodologies of grammar instruction: task-based and form-focused teaching. Within the application procedure, which lasted for one academic term, two groups of tertiary level learners (N = 53) were exposed to the same sequence of target structures, extensive writing activities and evaluation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Task Analysis, College Students
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James, Terry – College Quarterly, 2018
The purpose is to improve insights and educational results by applying analytic methods. The focus is on the mathematics applied to learn from the kind of data available to most classes such as final examination marks or homework grades. The sample is 249 students learning introductory college statistics. The result is a predictive model for…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Introductory Courses, Statistics
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Froggé, George M.; Woods, Kathryn H. – College Quarterly, 2018
This study examined academic characteristics and tendencies of first-generation and second-generation students. Students at a mid-sized state university in Tennessee were surveyed to determine their preferred learning format, number of hours enrolled, hours applied toward studying outside the classroom, hours working off-campus, and current GPA.…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, First Generation College Students, Student Surveys, Preferences
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Waddington, David – College Quarterly, 2018
Canada employs a decentralized model of leadership responsible for the development and delivery of education and training. When compared to other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada ranks near the top in academic credentials earned, however performs near the bottom of the same list in numeracy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Educational Practices, Governance
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Narayanan; Sturtz – College Quarterly, 2018
The importance of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions to America's ability to advance its quality of life have long been a matter of discussion on a national level. The rewards of study in these areas are as evident to those who teach it, as they are, often, difficult for students to appreciate. This article…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice, STEM Education
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vanOostveen, Roland – College Quarterly, 2017
Initial plans for this project arose from a need to address issues of professional development of science and technology teachers that went beyond the norm available within school board settings. Two teams of 4 teachers responded to an invitation to participate in a collaborative action research project. Collaborative action research was chosen in…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Participatory Research, Science Teachers
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Panacci, Adam G. – College Quarterly, 2017
This article will explore instructional approaches that enhance the classroom learning experience of adult students in light of recurring patterns of differences in classroom instructional needs and expectations of effective instructional approaches between adult students and traditional students in research of mixed-age undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Mixed Age Grouping, College Students, Teaching Methods
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Redd, Bibia R.; Kennette, Lynne N. – College Quarterly, 2017
Effective instructor feedback can be used to increase student learning, provided that students read and apply this feedback, which is not always the case. The current study investigates an approach which may encourage students to read and immediately apply instructor-provided feedback. This is done by giving students the opportunity to submit…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Review (Reexamination), Reading Habits, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bradshaw, Kathlyn E.; Harvey, Robert W. – College Quarterly, 2017
This article presents Edelson and Reiser's (2006) strategies as a framework for analyzing an instance of authentic practice in a managerial accounting course. Specifically, this article presents an analysis of a managerial accounting project design created to provide learning-by-doing via authentic practice. Students need more than to learn about…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Teaching Methods, Accounting
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Edmunds, T. Keith – College Quarterly, 2017
Since their creation, community colleges have had a mandate to be responsive to their communities, often through relationships with local business. As globalization and technological advancements increase pressure on small businesses (SMEs), the role of colleges in helping these SMEs to innovate in order to survive becomes clearer. Relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Small Businesses, Community Colleges
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Hutchison, Micol – College Quarterly, 2017
While quantitative research has determined that first-generation college students (FGS) are less likely to interact with faculty than are their non-FGS peers, this qualitative study examines how incoming first-year college students, both FGS and non-FGS, perceive faculty-student interaction and whether they consider it important. Addressing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Qualitative Research, College Faculty
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Shepherd, Robin-Marie; Laidlaw, Tannis M. – College Quarterly, 2017
This paper describes an undergraduate course in addictions within the health science sector linking theory with practice at a university in New Zealand. The essence of this addiction course includes both a strong theoretical basis and public health focus. The theoretical and practical content is described with examples of the students' pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Drug Addiction, Health Sciences
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Legusov, Oleg – College Quarterly, 2017
The number of international students seeking educational opportunities at Ontario colleges of applied arts and technology (CAATs) has grown at an unprecedented rate in the past 10 years. It appears that as the number of the international college students has increased, colleges have also been relying more heavily on educational agents to recruit…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Student Recruitment
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