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Cavner Williams, Lauren; Conley, Kristin; Pavletic, Heather; Weller, Kirk – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
The C4 Scholar Program (Cross Curricular Career Community) is an interdisciplinary, multi-semester learning community for first-year developmental students at a comprehensive midwestern state university. Faculty members from two units, Retention & Student Success and Arts and Sciences, created the program to address a persistent gap in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Developmental Studies Programs, Accountability, At Risk Students
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Zandvliet, David B.; Stanton, Alisa; Dhaliwal, Rosie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we describe the "Learning Environments and Well-Being Research Project," a collaborative initiative between a research institute and a health promotion unit at a leading Canadian university. The purposes of this project are, first, to conduct research about how classroom environments within higher education settings can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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Wehlburg, Catherine M.; Robbins, Sarah Ruffing; Daugherty, Rachel Chapman; Hughes, Ashley Taylor – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
GlobalEx is a co-curricular program designed to enhance cross-cultural engagement at the undergraduate level at Texas Christian University. This student-designed and student-led project arose from recognition of a need to integrate the experiences of international students and domestic students, and it uses a three-step model (EXplore, EXchange,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students
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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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Staton, Sophie C.; Melekis, Kelly; McCarthy, Peter – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Although the Collegiate Recovery Community is increasingly seen as the treatment modality of choice for students in recovery, relatively few such programs have been established on small residential campuses. In this article we examine the possible reasons for this reluctance and suggest ways in which the standard model for a Collegiate Recovery…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Residential Institutions, Addictive Behavior, Substance Abuse
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Hunter, Peggi E.; Botchwey, Nisha D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Higher education and K-12 school partnerships are typically designed with an end-goal that serves the instructional needs of one group over the other. For this project, a university professor and elementary school instructor used problem-based and project-based learning strategies to design a curriculum that served the academic needs of both…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Undergraduate Students, Elementary School Students
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Goldman, Ellen F.; Mintz, Matthew L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Curricular revision can be an arduous and challenging process. The literature favors a rational planned process for doing so, but offers little advice regarding how to proceed when the time required for such an approach is not available. This article describes our use of four concepts from complexity science to revise a medical school curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Baiduc, Rachael R.; Linsenmeier, Robert A.; Ruggeri, Nancy – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Today's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are tomorrow's new faculty members; but these junior academicians often receive limited pedagogical training. We describe four iterations of an entry-level program with a low time commitment, Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT). The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Banasik, MaryJo D.; Dean, Jennifer L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Institutions of higher education are increasingly hiring non-tenure track faculty members (NTTF) to help meet the demands of the institutional teaching mission. Research suggests NTTF experience inadequate working conditions that hinder performance and negatively impact the quality of undergraduate education. Given the growing number of NTTF…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, Communities of Practice, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hakkola, Leah; King, Jean A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
In this article we describe the Graduate Review and Improvement Process (GRIP), an innovative evaluation process that makes student input central, now beginning its fifth year of implementation at the University of Minnesota. We begin by contrasting GRIP with traditional graduate program review, and we then explain the conceptual underpinnings of…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Graduate Study
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Yob, Iris M.; Danver, Steven L.; Kristensen, Sheryl; Schulz, William; Simmons, Kathy; Brashen, Henry M.; Sidler Krysiak, Rebecca; Kiltz, Linda; Gatlin, Linda; Wesson, Suzanne; Penland, Diane R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Institutions of higher education frequently acknowledge their role in contributing to the common good through their mission statements. The current literature suggests that in order to be effective mission statements must be clearly articulated and reflected in all the activities of the institution including its curriculum. Faculty members at…
Descriptors: Social Change, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Guides, Institutional Mission
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Yun, Jung H.; Baldi, Brian; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
In the beginning, "Mutual Mentoring" was little more than an idea, a hopeful vision of the future in which a new model of mentoring could serve as a medium to better support early-career and underrepresented faculty. Over time, Mutual Mentoring evolved from an innovative idea to an ambitious pilot program to a fully operational,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mentors, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
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Kattari, Shanna K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
In most societies, some social identity groups hold a disproportionate amount of social, cultural, and economic power, while other groups hold little. In contemporary U.S. society, examples of this power are evident around issues of ability/disability, with able-bodied individuals wielding social dominance and people with disabilities experiencing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Theories, Learning Theories, Power Structure
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Thompson, Carol; Kleine, Michael – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock co-taught an interdisciplinary course in speaking and writing dialogically, that is, without lecture. Given that many learning environments include large enrollments and online instruction, both of which often foster an impersonal atmosphere, it seemed that dialogic instruction might…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Writing Instruction
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Monge, Robert; Frisicaro-Pawlowski, Erica – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Information literacy instruction--a set of skills taught in order to identify and find the information needed to solve a problem--traditionally follows a formalized academic model. It assumes information skills can be applied universally and learned individually. However, this approach does not correspond to the social and specialized learning…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Skills, Guidelines, Curriculum Development
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