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Dailey, Rocky; Hauschild-Mork, Melissa – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2017
This study takes a grounded theory approach as a basis for a case study examining a cross-disciplinary artistic and academic collaborative project involving faculty from the areas of English, music, dance, theatre, design, and visual journalism resulting in the creation of research, scholarly, and creative activity that fosters student engagement…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research
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Olliges, Ralph – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2017
This article examines Active Engagement, Active Communication, and Peer Engagement learning practices among various student groups. It examines which tools are most important for increasing student satisfaction with web-based and web-enhanced instruction. Second, it looks at how different tools lead to greater satisfaction among different types of…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Web Based Instruction, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
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Deschaine, Mark E.; Sharma, Sue Ann – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
Digital curation is a process that allows university professors to adapt and adopt resources from multidisciplinary fields to meet the educational needs of twenty-first-century learners. Looking through the lens of new media literacy studies (Vasquez, Harste, & Albers, 2010) and new literacies studies (Gee, 2010), we propose that university…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Innovation
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Eaton, Charissa K.; Osgood, Aurea K.; Cigrand, Dawnette L.; Dunbar, Ann-Marie L. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
Research has commonly suggested that adequate and appropriate mentoring and faculty perception of support for a work-life balance are important factors in the recruitment, development, and retention of university faculty. To better understand the role of these factors in faculty job performance at teaching universities, faculty from such a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Performance Factors
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Comer, Denise; Baker, Ryan; Wang, Yuan – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
There are many positive aspects of teaching and learning in Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), for both instructors and students. However, there is also a considerable amount of negativity in MOOCs, emerging from learners on discussion forums and through peer assessment, from disciplinary colleagues and from public discourse around MOOCs.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Negative Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes
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McGahan, Steven J.; Jackson, Christina M.; Premer, Karen – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Online Course Checklist is the main instrument for assessing the quality of online courses at UNK. A number of issues were faced when developing and deploying this quality assurance checklist at a small four-year university. The process including development, implementation, and revision is discussed along…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Check Lists, Quality Assurance
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Atkinson, Kristin – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2013
Through my college experience and my reflection on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered, I have come to recognize several ideas that have greatly impacted me, my views on learning, and my actual learning. My overall experience in college has been beneficial because of the teachers who approached teaching with a more conscious…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Role
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Martin, Kelli – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2013
This article recounts one undergraduate writing tutor's experience helping a fellow peer navigate an institutional assessment rubric that seemed to contrast the assessment criteria provided by the student's instructor. This article presents a reflection on that experience, framed by Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone's (2011) work on…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Writing Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Tutors
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Carman, Breanna R. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2013
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) allows institutions to achieve the goals required for student learning and success. The purpose of this paper is to address recommendations for the implementation of SoTL that should have relevant input from students. These include, but are not limited to, better communication, evaluation, continuing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Communication Skills
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Liu, Jeanny; Olson, Deborah – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
Students often struggle with how to translate textbook concepts into real-world applications that allow them to personally experience the importance of these concepts. This is an ongoing challenge within all disciplines in higher education. To address this, faculty design their courses using methods beyond traditional classroom lectures to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Problem Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Course Content
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Durso, Maria C. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
In this reflective piece, an adjunct instructor narrates her experience with institutional efforts to encourage faculty to become better instructors through exposure to and engagement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Institutions of higher education can find it difficult to draw faculty out of their instructional status quo. Of…
Descriptors: Colleges, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Instructional Improvement
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Bjorklund, Wendy L.; Rehling, Diana L. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
Classroom incivility has become a major concern in higher education. Faculty and students frequently interact outside of class, and the lack of civility in those interactions can influence the relationship between students and faculty and impact classroom dynamics. Based on a survey of faculty at a Midwestern public university, this study reports…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Ness, Molly K.; George, Marshall A.; Turner, Kristen Hawley; Bolgatz, Jane – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
In this article, we investigate what happened when, contrary to the typical isolation of faculty in higher education, a group of higher educators from various disciplines in a graduate school of education met regularly to discuss issues related to our teaching and social justice. More specifically, we explored the following research question: How…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Professional Development, Beliefs
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Henderson, Bruce B. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
The positive effects of Ernest Boyer's broader definition of scholarship have been attenuated by stress on published outcomes as indicators of all his scholarships, including the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). At universities outside the research university sector, we need to find ways to recognize and reward a wide variety of…
Descriptors: Scholarship, College Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Development
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Carracelas-Juncal, Carmen; Bossaller, Jenny; Yaoyuneyong, Gallayanee – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
Research on service-learning has focused mainly on student outcomes. However, this study addresses the transformative change that three faculty members from different disciplines experienced during a semester-long fellowship on service-learning as a pedagogical method. Through their personal reflections, the authors show how service-learning and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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