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Preble, Kathleen M.; Cook, Mackenzie A.; Fults, Brittani – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In the perceptions of most persons, sex trafficking is a recognized global human rights abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has articulated a call to action with its four "P" policy agenda: prevent, protect, prosecute, and partnership (Office of Trafficking in Persons, 2017). Institutions of higher education are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sexuality, Victims, Sexual Abuse
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Johnson, Jessica A.; Taylor, Barrett J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In the academic capitalist knowledge regime, institutions compete for prestige and funding. Reward structures emphasize science and engineering (S&E) fields for their potential to generate money and status. Masculine norms and male majority in S&E fields may create conditions for gender differences in faculty compensation. We explored the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Financial Support
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Scruggs, Richard; McDermott, Paul A.; Qiao, Xin – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research impact is very important in academia. This study explored the research impact of faculty in doctoral higher education programs through the use of Hirsch's "h" index as measured by Google Scholar results. Characteristics of the "h" index in this field are discussed, and norms are offered for professors of different…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Ortagus, Justin C.; Tanner, Melvin J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Despite the financial benefits generally associated with expanding student enrollment through online education, many institutions may not know how to recruit online students. This case study drew upon interviews with 27 administrators from four public research universities in order to better understand how to recruit students for exclusively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Recruitment, Student Needs, Online Courses
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Driskill, Gerald; Chatham-Carpenter, April; McIntyre, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study analyzed the transformation of a departmental culture through a process of implementing a new mission statement. The revised departmental mission promoted positive practices and rituals that transformed faculty relationships and student learning. These positive and ethical practices were derived from social constructionist principles,…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Departments, Teacher Student Relationship
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study is part of a line of research that focuses on intentional, large-scale, and effective change in complex, dynamical, organizational systems. This research utilizes the behavior analytic perspective of organizational behavior management and connects multiple levels of analysis ranging from individual learning to cultural evolution. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Public Colleges, Research Universities
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Gildehaus, Lori; Cotter, Paul; Buck, Sharon; Sousa, Marsha; Hueffer, Karsten; Reynolds, Arleigh – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
As a pilot intervention strategy to support undergraduate students, especially rural and Alaska Native students who are pursuing biomedical science research and career trajectories, we have developed a unique, mid-level Research, Advising, and Mentoring Professional (RAMP) position. In this article we outline the reasons for creating this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Rural Schools, Alaska Natives, Biomedicine
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Malott, Krista; Wahesh, Edward; Crawford, Emily – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Negative emotional reactions toward those of differing social identities is both common and detrimental to the development of relationships that are essential for effective work, living, and educational spaces. In this study we assessed the impact of an (elaborated) imagined contact intervention (eICI) on undergraduate students' anxiety levels…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Emotional Response, Intervention, Social Differences
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De Santis, Jessica L.; O'Connor, Sarah P.; Pritchard, Kathleen; Franco, Zeno E.; Ahmed, Syed M.; Nelson, David A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
How we engage the community within our institutions, from higher education to social services, requires consistent reconceptualization. Many fields benefit from engaging the community; yet research around practical methods for engagement is limited. This study describes the process of using nominal group technique as a practical method for both…
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Community Involvement, College Faculty, Participatory Research
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Wegener, Ashley – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Based on survey data from over 400 faculty members who taught short-term study abroad courses, the purpose of this study was to identify the types of goals that faculty members have in teaching short-term study abroad courses and the relationship between faculty background characteristics (i.e., race, gender, discipline, and prior experience) and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Study Abroad, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Johnstone, Christopher; Proctor, Douglas – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on our study that explored internationalization in higher education institutions as it relates to two levels of "culture"--institutional culture and national higher education culture. We examined two leading research-intensive universities, "Coastal University" (Australia) and "Prairie…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Alignment (Education), Global Approach
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Dolan, Erin L.; Elliott, Samantha L.; Henderson, Charles; Curran-Everett, Douglas; St. John, Kristen; Ortiz, Phillip A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Discipline-based education research (DBER) is an emergent, interdisciplinary field of scholarship aimed at understanding and improving discipline-specific teaching and learning. The number of DBER faculty members in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments has grown rapidly in recent years. Because the interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Tenure, Educational Research, Promotion (Occupational), Interdisciplinary Approach
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Holley, Karri A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Threshold concepts have been widely utilized to understand learning in academic disciplines and student experiences in a disciplinary curriculum. This study considered how threshold concepts might operate within an interdisciplinary setting. Data were collected through interviews with 40 doctoral students enrolled in an interdisciplinary program…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Fundamental Concepts, Neurosciences, Case Studies
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Cole, Eddie R.; Dumford, Amber D.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
We used data from the 2012 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to measure faculty perceptions of senior leaders' (e.g., deans, provosts, presidents) support for innovation in teaching. Specifically, this study explored what faculty characteristics predict faculty perceptions of leaders' support for innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teacher Attitudes, School Support
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Prevost, Luanna B.; Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions prepare future faculty members for multiple roles, including teaching. However, teaching professional development programs for graduate students vary widely. We present evaluation data from a high engagement program for STEM doctoral students. We analyzed the impact on three cohorts of participants over three academic…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Students, Fellowships, Program Evaluation
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