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Benz, Terressa A.; Piskulich, J. P.; Kim, Sung-eun; Barry, Meaghan; Havstad, Joyce C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Community engagement in the classroom can take several forms such as engaged scholarship, service learning, and philanthropy. Each of these activities connects course material with the immediate community, creating a multi-directional discourse. In this article we explain and provide a program evaluation of the Student Philanthropy and Community…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Program Effectiveness, Service Learning, Scholarship
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Mokher, Christine G.; Park-Gaghan, Toby J.; Spencer, Hayley; Hu, Xinye; Hu, Shouping – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Following a major statewide developmental education reform in Florida, we explored institutional transformation among Florida College System institutions. We used statewide survey data to examine lead administrators' perceptions of challenges encountered during the planning process, ways in which colleges engaged in sensemaking (i.e., social…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Remedial Instruction, State Colleges, Administrator Attitudes
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Chávez Herting, David; Cladellas Pros, Ramón; Castelló Tarrida, Antoni – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
PowerPoint is one of the most widely used technological tools in educational contexts, but little is known about the differences in usage patterns by faculty members from various disciplines. For the study we report in this article we used a survey specially designed to explore this question, and it was completed by 106 faculty members from…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Use Studies, College Faculty, Instructional Materials
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This article extends a line of research on intentional change at public metropolitan research universities that aims to improve undergraduate student success (as measured by graduation and retention rates) while improving access (as measured by Pell and minority rates). Some of the issues that have emerged from this line of research involve the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational Change, Undergraduate Students, Access to Education
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Burnett, Christopher A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Regional accreditation remains a central method of accountability in the United States and the gatekeeper to federal financial aid. Without such funding many colleges and universities would not survive. Prior research suggests that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) face disproportionate accreditation sanctions compared with…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Accreditation (Institutions), Sanctions, Probability
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de Borba, Gustavo Severo; Alves, Isa Mara; Campagnolo, Paula Dal Bó – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This article explains the relationship between learning spaces and the furtherance of student engagement and enhancement of student-faculty interaction. Following a design-driven methodology and considering flexibility, interaction, and connectivity as core elements to classroom design, we have prototyped spaces and implemented them in 96…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Okahana, Hironao; Hao, Yi – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Utilizing the 2013 "National Survey of College Graduates" (Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System, National Science Foundation, 2015), this study examined three measures of labor market outcomes: annual earning potentials; primary work activity; and education-job match for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, STEM Education
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Burgason, Kyle A.; Sefiha, Ophir; Briggs, Lisa – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research consistently indicates that academic dishonesty is pervasive on college campuses, including in online courses. For our study we administered a survey to two groups of undergraduate criminal justice students, one group of face-to-face students of traditional college-age and the other a group of distance learners employed full-time in…
Descriptors: Cheating, Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Hill, Lucas B.; Savoy, Julia N.; Austin, Ann E.; Bantawa, Bipana – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Multi-institutional networks have become an increasingly common change mechanism in higher education, especially in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education reform. However, little is known about the impact of such networks on participating institutions. This study examined one network, the Center for the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, Educational Change
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Fernandez, Frank; Merson, Dan; Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Rankin, Susan – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
The number of student veterans in higher education has significantly increased over the last decade; however, many student veterans and service members consider dropping out of higher education and ultimately choose to do so. In this study we conducted a secondary data analysis of a campus climate study that included responses from more than 400…
Descriptors: College Students, Veterans, Dropouts, Teacher Student Relationship
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Capstick, M. Kyle; Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Cockrum, Colton D.; West, Steven L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study, which was conducted over the course of five semesters at one institution, was to determine the effectiveness of the Academic Coaching for Excellence (ACE) program for academically at-risk students. The study utilized archival data, which had been collected by the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Coaching (Performance), At Risk Students, College Students
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Carter-Veale, Wendy Y.; Holder, Michelle Beadle; Joseph, Lenisa N. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Doctoral student attrition is often referred to as a silent epidemic whereby students tacitly withdraw without ever being given an exit interview or follow-up. While most studies focus on the departing students, few studies focus on the institution's implicit and explicit policies and practices that encourage silence. Drawing upon the "Exit,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Attrition, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Hokanson, Sarah Chobot; Grannan, Sharisse; Greenler, Robin; Gillian-Daniel, Donald L.; Campa, Henry, III; Goldberg, Bennett B. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Designers of professional development activities and programs within higher education generally believe workshop learning outcomes and learner-created materials are what graduate students and postdoctoral scholars value from participating in these activities. We created a new structure for online synchronous workshops that integrates active…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Workshops, Graduate Students
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Tezcan-Unal, Burcu; Jones, Wayne; Littlewood, Suzanne – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This retrospective analysis of curriculum change in an academic unit explored the extent to which characteristics of learning organizations developed during the process. Three practitioner researchers designed the study as a practice-based, interpretive, single-case study using mixed methodology with data collected from documentary analysis, an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Organizational Culture
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Rämö, Johanna; Reinholz, Daniel; Häsä, Jokke; Lahdenperä, Juulia – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we describe a long-term departmental change effort in one mathematics department. The change began with one instructor adopting the Extreme Apprenticeship instructional model. This modest shift served as the catalyst for a series of subsequent, systemic improvements. We believe that this innovation and the resultant change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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