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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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Blizzard, Kara; Becker, Yvonne; Goebel, Nancy – College Quarterly, 2018
A human library is an event in which "readers" listen to "human books" tell personal stories about specific topics related to prejudice and discrimination. At the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, the research team designed an assignment and collected associated data on the integration of the Augustana human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Studies, College Students, Personal Narratives
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Porter, Shirley – College Quarterly, 2018
Post-secondary institutions across North America have noticed a concerning trend in terms of increased student mental health crises on campuses. Consequently, many colleges and universities have been working to develop responsive and comprehensive mental health frameworks. While broad studies have illuminated the high rates of student mental…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Mental Health, Student Needs, College Students
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Lang, Daniel W. – College Quarterly, 2018
This is a culmination of three related studies of how students make choices within binary systems of post-secondary education: school to college or university, college to university, and college to college to university. The predecessor study investigated how high school students who had been offered admission to a college and a university chose…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Transfer Students, College Students, Articulation (Education)
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Seeger, Victoria; Wood, Sue; Romans, Dustin – College Quarterly, 2018
Understanding, crafting, and asking questions is a critical skill for all teachers, maybe even more so for social studies content, an area where educators may lack broad, in depth knowledge of the content. Having the ability to ask high level, critical thinking questions of students takes time and practice and a skill not often mastered or present…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Design, Critical Thinking
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Sertu, Berhane Bein – College Quarterly, 2018
Although the University of the future will insatiably chip away at some opportunities from the University of today, although the advent of the ever-innovating technology will make the former more viable and the later more vulnerable, although the inevitable wave of changes that have swept other older industries loom, although the MOOCs and online…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Universities, Online Courses, Mass Instruction
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Rodrigues, Anna Augusto; Raby, Phil – College Quarterly, 2018
In this paper, the authors reflect on a two-year journey to indigenize the program they have taught in at a community college in Ontario. These efforts necessitated their own education in Indigenous history and perspectives, as well as contemplation of the impact of colonialism on their own teaching. This reflection was combined with much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant 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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