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Israel, Uriah; Koester, Benjamin P.; McKay, Timothy A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Residential higher education brings thousands of students together for multiple years and offers them an array of shared intellectual experiences and a network of social interactions. Many of these intellectual and social connections are formed during courses. Students are connected to students through courses they take together, and courses are…
Descriptors: College Students, Courses, Majors (Students), Interaction
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Culpepper, Dawn; Kilmer, Sarah; O'Meara, Kerry Ann; Misra, Joya; Jaeger, Audrey J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Faculty members experience a gap between how they would prefer to spend their work time and how they actually do so. In this article we report results from a four-week workshop called "The Terrapin Time Initiative." It was guided by theories of behavioral economics and behavioral design, which suggest that small changes to the context,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Workshops, Decision Making
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Kezar, Adrianna; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Scott, Daniel – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Senior leadership teams are the key decision-makers invested with authority who work collectively to achieve organizational goals. While there is a rich literature on this topic across many disciplines, there is a dearth of research on this topic in higher education. In this article we argue for the need for research on senior leadership teams…
Descriptors: Leadership, Teamwork, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This article presents 50 year patterns of adult student participation in colleges and universities in the United States. These patterns changed dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s and then stabilized. Following these changes, adult student participation has continued to be significant and predictable in U.S. colleges and universities. In addition…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices
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Lewis, Drew – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This paper describes a study examining how mathematics anxiety, test anxiety, and communication apprehension are related to student behavior in courses using standards-based grading. An observational study of mathematics courses with 221 participants found that test anxiety increased over the semester although many students reported lower stress…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Grading, Mathematics Instruction, Academic Standards
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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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Almond, Devon – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
American college towns represent a unique but understudied feature of the global educational landscape. With hundreds of college towns dotting the American geographical landscape, this uniqueness is particularly relevant for rural higher education. This article identifies a taxonomy of characteristics found commonly in the everyday environments of…
Descriptors: Colleges, Municipalities, Taxonomy, Higher Education
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Petersen, Sandra; Pearson, Barbara Zurer; Moriarty, Mary A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Underrepresented minority women in STEM comprise the faculty group most likely to leave academia. To address this issue we instituted a program called "Amplifying Voices," a virtual, mutual mentoring program linking four groups of six women across 20 institutions. We facilitated bi-weekly Zoom meetings for two years and evaluated the…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Females, STEM Education
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Tevis, Tenisha; Britton, Kristi – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Research that explores the experiences of college students consistently finds that the first year is the most daunting to navigate. While a well-established but far from exhaustive list of factors has been found to impact a student's transition to and retention in college, very little research has focused on frontline faculty and student services…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Faculty, Student Adjustment, Teacher Role
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Markle, Gail; Stelzriede, Danelle Dyckhoff – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This study examined how factors associated with student development and persistence differ between first-generation and continuing-generation students and how participation in a learning community influences development and persistence. The findings show that first-generation students were less involved in academics and had lower gains in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, First Generation College Students, Intellectual Development, Academic Persistence
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