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Sarnecka, Barbara W.; Silva, Paulina N.; Coon, Jeff; Vickers, Darby C.; Goldstein, Rena B.; Rouder, Jeffrey N. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Doctoral students were randomly assigned to a five-week (30-h) faculty-led writing workshop intervention, either preceded by a five-week (waiting list) control phase or followed by a five-week maintenance phase. In the workshop, students wrote together, received instruction in genres of academic writing (literature reviews, scientific articles,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Writing Workshops, Collaborative Writing, Writing Instruction
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Pryor, Kim Nelson; Barringer, Sondra N. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Academic structure shapes and reflects institutional behaviors as well as the work done in, and outputs of, higher education organizations (HEOs). Despite this critical role, research on boundaries within academic structure is limited, even in work focusing on the relative presence of core and peripheral disciplines. We thus lack an understanding…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Administration, Administrative Organization, Intellectual Disciplines
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Heinrich, William Frank; Smith, Margaret Chandler; Shea, Heather D.; King, Elizabeth A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
This article describes the case of a team of scholar practitioners working to recognize student learning via a campus-wide co-curricular record project at a large, public, highly-decentralized university. The case was influenced by two key tensions at the university: an inconsistent usage of learning outcomes campus-wide and lack of experience…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Processes, Outcomes of Education, Student Personnel Services
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Kulp, Amanda M.; Pascale, Amanda Blakewood; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Mid-career faculty members often seek to advance to the highest faculty rank of "full professor," but research suggests women and Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color (BIPOC) faculty face inequitable patterns in advancement to the full professor rank. This study focuses on associate professors' perceptions of "promotion…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Women Faculty, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Singleton, Judith A.; Watson, Kaitlyn E.; Kenyon, Johanna J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Group assessment is an important collaborative learning structure for development of graduate teamwork competencies. However, group assessments are often associated with poorer learning outcomes due to highly negative student experiences involving tension and conflict. In this study, an online tool incorporating four strategic 'GATES' ("Team…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Group Unity, Competence
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Selznick, Benjamin S.; Dahl, Laura S.; Youngerman, Ethan; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between two recent currents in postsecondary education -- integrative learning and undergraduate innovation. We located the rationale for this study in postsecondary educational practices and policies (e.g., inclusive makerspaces, transdisciplinary courses) which have theorized the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Processes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Innovation
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Barger, Adam P.; Leffel, Kelly Govain; Lott, Mia – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Academic innovation is an increasingly integrated effort and focus area in higher education institutions. Academic innovation units often include multiple foci, such as teaching and learning research, faculty development programming, and entrepreneurial elements. However, there is a lack of consensus on what defines successful academic innovation…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Content Analysis, Web Sites, Institutional Characteristics
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Plummer, Ryan; Witkowski, Samantha; Smits, Amanda; Dale, Gillian – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
The enterprise of sustainability science extends beyond the academy to address pressing environmental issues through collaboration. It coincides with trends in higher education institutions (HEIs) towards an expanded mission for addressing societal challenges as well as greater accountability. In this paper, we aim to establish an instrument for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education
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Briody, Elizabeth K.; Rodríguez-Mejía, Fredy R.; Berger, Edward J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Higher education scholarship is focused largely on professors who guide students in their learning and students who participate in the educational process. The contributions of professional staff (i.e., those supporting the work of faculty and students) have not been as well understood, particularly those who reside in academic departments. We…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Universities, Departments, Cooperative Education
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Ortega, Guillermo; Grafnetterova, Nikola – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
The percentage of Latinx college athletes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) continues to grow, yet research remains scarce on their experiences. In this qualitative study, we used Yosso's (Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 8(1), 69-91, 2005) Community Cultural Wealth model to explore the experiences of former NCAA Division I…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Athletics, Athletes, Family Influence
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Martinez, Antonio Estevan; Gehrtz, Jessica; Rasmussen, Chris; LaTona-Tequida, Talia; Vroom, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
One way that university mathematics departments across the United States are making efforts to improve their introductory mathematics courses is by implementing or increasing the level of course coordination. This can entail creating uniform course elements for multi-section courses and efforts to build a community of practice among the…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Departments, Coordination, Communities of Practice
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Cahn, Peter S.; Gona, Clara M.; Naidoo, Keshrie; Truong, Kimberly A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
Many institutions of higher education have implemented workshops for hiring committee members to familiarize them with the pernicious effects of implicit bias and how to counteract them. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm for implicit bias trainings is not matched by the evidence for their effectiveness. Recognizing the difficulty of removing…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Search Committees (Personnel), Personnel Selection, Workshops
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Cho, Hyun Jin; Wang, Cong; Bonem, Emily M.; Levesque-Bristol, Chantal – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
The aims of this paper are to examine the breadth of scholarship that emerged from a large-scale university-wide course transformation program between 2011 and 2021, to investigate how the course transformation program influenced students' perceptions of their learning environment and learning achievement, and to discuss future directions for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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Fjelkner-Pihl, Annika – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
This article adds to a growing body of literature on how various types of social relations can work synergistically to promote students' academic success. Students' study-related social networks affect academic outcome in higher education. The network literature in education generally explores students' various relations separately, rather than…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Networks, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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Foster, Sayvon J. L.; Springer, Daniel; Harry, Molly – Innovative Higher Education, 2022
The presence of research regarding specific student populations demonstrates their importance to the field given the importance of research and knowledge creation in shaping higher education. A growing number of higher education scholar-practitioners have engaged in work addressing college sport but an overwhelming dearth of college sport and…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Student Athletes, Content Analysis, Research Problems
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