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Smith, Margaret; Chen, Yujie; Berndtson, Rachel; Burson, Kristen M.; Griffin, Whitney – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2017
Office hours reserve time and space for student-faculty interaction, a benchmark for engaging students in educationally purposive activities. Our study finds a mismatch between the institutionally intended purpose of office hours and student perceptions of office hours. We examine student perceptions of office hours with results from a survey…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Advising, Working Hours, Student Attitudes
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But, Juanita C.; Brown, Pamela; Smyth, Davida S. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2017
This paper describes the structure and activities of READ (Reading Effectively Across the Disciplines), a pilot initiative to improve students' critical reading skills, disciplinary literacy and academic success. READ employs a multimodal design that consists of faculty training in disciplinary literacy instruction and curricular enhancement,…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Academic Achievement
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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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Minei, Elizabeth M. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2016
This paper focuses on the parameters of a semester-long project called the "Do Good" project, geared towards developing small group communication skills in undergraduate students. This project highlights participation in a social engagement project that allows students to bridge concepts learned in small group communication lectures…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Small Group Instruction, Communication Skills, Teamwork
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Allan, Elizabeth G. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2016
This article identifies the strategies used by architecture professors and their undergraduate students to mitigate common issues that students raise about group work. Based on participant-observation, interviews with students and faculty, and analysis of instructional materials and student work, this IRB-approved ethnographic case study…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Small Group Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Brown, Carolyn I. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2016
In the past decade, there has been limited longitudinal qualitative research examining the effects of training programs on graduate students' teaching performance. One gap in this research is a discussion of Teaching Assistants (TAs) who resist such programs and an examination of strategies for overcoming this resistance. This action research…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Preservice Teacher Education, Resistance (Psychology), Educational Strategies
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Summers, Sarah E.; Chenette, Heather C. S.; Ingram, Ella L.; McCormack, Jay P.; Cunningham, Patrick J. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2016
Reflection is a high-impact practice in education. This paper explores the premise, approach, and outcomes of a learning community centered on scholarly engagement with the literature of reflection. Using the reflection model operationalized by a national consortium, we developed, implemented, and assessed reflection activities designed to create…
Descriptors: Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Hunzicker, Jana – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2016
This article shares a first-hand account of an action research project conducted in a college-level early adolescent development course to better understand written and verbal reflection as learning tools, improve the author's teaching effectiveness, and foster reflective habits in pre-service teachers. The article includes a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Narration, Teaching Methods, Early Adolescents
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Stuteville, Rebekkah; Click, Eric – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2016
The acceptance of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as a legitimate form of scholarly investigation and the shape that it takes in post-secondary education are inherently discipline-specific. This paper examines how the character and heritage of public administration influence the acceptance of SoTL, and the form that it takes. It…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Case Studies, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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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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Sportsman, Michel A.; Thomas, Lisa – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
This article is an analysis of the unique needs of returning service members at the college or university level that impact the teaching decisions made by instructors. The article also discusses the challenges that service members are individually addressing while acclimating themselves to their new environment of learning. With the reduction in…
Descriptors: Veterans, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Witkowski, Paula; Cornell, Thomas – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
This article reports on a one-year research project that used peer coaching and collaboration between two reading professors to study the effects of collaborative classroom activities on student engagement. In order to address professors' concerns about student participation, two undergraduate reading-methods classes were revised through the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Higher Education, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance)
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Shaffer, Suzanne C.; Eshbach, Barbara E.; Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
A paired course model for under-prepared college students incorporates a dual instructional approach, academic skill building and lifelong learning development, to help students do more academically and become stronger lifelong learners. In a reading support course, students improved their reading skills and applied them directly to the paired…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, College Students
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Lumpkin, Angela; Achen, Rebecca M.; Dodd, Regan K. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
Students today expect the use of technology in their classes, rather than have to listen to less-than-engaging lectures. College students are connected electronically and incessant technology consumers. As a result, they may prefer the infusion of technologies to help them learn and enjoy the process of learning, rather than having to listen…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies, Investigations
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Caruana, Vicki; Woodrow, Kelli; Pérez, Luis – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
The Learning Activities Survey (LAS) detected whether, and to what extent, a perspective transformation occurred during two graduate courses in teacher preparation. The LAS examined the types of learning identified as contributing to their transformative experiences. This study examined pre-service teachers' critical reflection of the course…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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