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Hoag, John H.; Browne, M. Neil – College Student Journal, 2009
An introductory course is the discipline's handshake; it is the greeting that either seals the deal or in varying degrees convinces the learner that this discipline has little usefulness. Given the huge stakes in forming a strategy for the introductory course, how should we structure the course? The argument in this paper is that we should…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Intellectual Disciplines, Thinking Skills, College Faculty
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Roby, Douglas E. – College Student Journal, 2009
Teachers enrolled in graduate level coursework at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio were surveyed as to their perception of the extent of faculty involvement and professional contribution in their school. Teachers and educators that were administrators were the focus of the study. Professional contribution levels were defined for the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Leadership Styles, Teachers, Leadership
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Benbassat, Danny; Underwood, Tim R.; Bailey, Brian P.; Albright, Charles; Chadwell, Brian J. – College Student Journal, 2008
This paper presents 2 studies that investigated the utility of textbook boxes. In the first study, 230 participants completed a perception questionnaire. The major finding was that professors and students rarely studied boxed text. In the second study, 177 participants read identical text with an insert that instructed them to stop reading and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Textbooks, Introductory Courses, Questionnaires
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Nowakowski, Joseph – College Student Journal, 2006
Early assessment grades are recorded and distributed each semester to selected students at Muskingum College. The assumption is that students will take adverse signals and respond positively, leading to fewer academic difficulties and higher retention. This paper examines the validity of such assumptions by considering the probability that an…
Descriptors: Probability, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Ability, Potential Dropouts
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Lewis, Benjamin A.; Quarterman, Jerome – College Student Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the relative importance of choice factors that were most important to students who decided to matriculate in the field of sport management for a master's degree. A survey questionnaire was mailed to the program or department chairs of 12 randomly selected universities listed on the NASSM web site during…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Masters Degrees, College Athletics