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Lalka, Andy; Caldwell, Ryan; Black, Andrew; Scott, Frank A. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly encountered by physicians and affected an estimated 126.6 million Americans in 2012. Nonetheless, musculoskeletal education has been inadequate in United States medical schools. Objective: To determine the musculoskeletal competency of third-year medical students. Method: A nationally validated…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Medical Education, College Curriculum, Human Body
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Benito, Agueda; Scott-Milligan, Fionna – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Faculty constitutes one of the most important elements of higher education institutions. Their role is key in curriculum development, in guiding students' learning and driving their engagement, in conducting research, and in the overall success of their institutions. This paper presents the results of a number of faculty interviews and a focus…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Recognition, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Miles, Katharine Pace; Craigo, Leslie; Gonzalez-Frey, Selenid – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
To provide a snapshot of the skills of community college students as compared to senior college students in the United States, this exploratory study investigated the writing performance and college experience of initial 2-year enrolled (community college transfer students, n = 17) versus initial 4-year enrolled students (n = 12) in a teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Writing Achievement
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Mussawy, Sayed Ahmad Javid; Rossman, Gretchen B. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
This study investigated faculty members' perceptions of quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) in Afghanistan. The study aimed to examine how familiar faculty members were with QAA policy, quality concepts, QAA processes, and whether QAA process has improved the status quo. Through a sequential, exploratory mixed-methods design, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty
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Lowery, Kendra; Geesa, Rachel; McConnell, Kat – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Objectives: In preparation for creating a peer-mentoring program for education doctorate (EdD) students, we conducted a literature review to learn about the characteristics of peer-mentoring programs for graduate students and EdD students specifically. Method: Our search criteria included articles about peer mentoring for graduate students only;…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Graduate Students
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Ahmed, Khawlah – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Objective: In varying degrees of severity and seriousness, evidence of academic dishonesty exists in tertiary institutions around the world. This paper examines academic misconduct in a tertiary-level institution in one of the Gulf countries to see if academic dishonesty prevails, and if so, how and why it happens. Method: To gauge students'…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Bowers, Alison W.; Ranganathan, Shyam; Simmons, Denise R. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Objectives: This research brief explores the literature addressing quality in undergraduate education to identify what previous research has said about quality and to offer future directions for research on quality in undergraduate education. Method: We conducted a scoping review to provide a broad overview of existing research. Using targeted…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Definitions
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Gómez, Gema Santiago; Duarte, Sara Redondo; López, Oscar Garcia – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
The aim of this investigation is to assess the correlation among different competencies-assessment systems available on the market to measure social skills in the university environment. In order to carry out the research, three self-perception competency tests were used, and 30 competencies were evaluated in a Likert scale with several response…
Descriptors: Correlation, Competence, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Competence
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Nabaho, Lazarus; Oonyu, Joseph; Aguti, Jessica Norah – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Extant literature attests to limited systematic inquiry into students' perceptions of good teaching in higher education. Consequently, there have been calls for engaging students in construing what makes good university teaching. This interpretivist study investigated final-year undergraduate students' perceptions of good teaching at Makerere…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Expectation, Undergraduate Students
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Fernandez, Manuel – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
This essay presents and discusses the developing role of virtual and augmented reality technologies in education. Addressing the challenges in adapting such technologies to focus on improving students' learning outcomes, the author discusses the inclusion of experiential modes as a vehicle for improving students' knowledge acquisition.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Barriers
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Plater, William M. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Higher education serves as an agent of social change that plays a significant role in the development of socially conscious and engaged students. The duty higher education has toward society, the role for-profit educational institutions play in enhancing the public good, and the prospect of making social change an element of these providers'…
Descriptors: Social Change, Civics, Higher Education, Private Colleges
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Wright, Anna M.; Meyer, Kevin R. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
The willingness and flexibility of university instructors to comply with and provide accommodations for students with disabilities is critical to academic success. The authors examine how communication between students needing accommodations and university instructors impacts instructor self-efficacy, or instructors' perception that they can meet…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, College Faculty, Self Efficacy
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Craigo, Leslie; Ehri, Linnea C.; Hart, Manijeh – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
An experiment was conducted to investigate methods that enable college students to learn the meaning of unknown words as they read discipline-specific academic text. Forty-one college students read specific passages aloud during three sessions. Participants were randomly assigned to three vocabulary learning interventions or a control condition.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Control Groups
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Pálvölgyi, Krisztián – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Tuning Educational Structures in Europe is perhaps the most important higher education innovation platform nowadays. The main objective of the Tuning Project is to develop a tangible approach to implement the action lines of the Bologna Process; thus, implementation and innovation are closely linked in Tuning. However, during its development,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Nabaho, Lazarus; Aguti, Jessica Norah; Oonyu, Joseph – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Objective: Since the 1990s studies on how stakeholders in higher education perceive quality have burgeoned. Nevertheless, the majority of studies on perception of quality in higher education focus on students and employers. The few studies on academics' perceptions of quality in higher education treat academics as a homogeneous group and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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