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Krug, Kevin S.; Dickson, Kole W.; Lessiter, Julie A.; Vassar, John S. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Universities and colleges in the United States are actively searching for new ways to increase student enrollment as one means to offset recent government budget cuts in educational funding. One proposal at a particular institution involves transitioning a commuter university from a traditional semester length calendar to one that offers…
Descriptors: Preferences, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Blended Learning
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DeAngelo, Linda; Mason, Jessica; Winters, Dana – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Faculty-student interaction is critical for quality undergraduate education. Faculty mentorship provides concrete benefits for students, faculty members, and institutions. However, little is known about the effect of institutional context on mentorship. Using data from interviews of 98 faculty at five different California State University…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Progress Monitoring, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Blumberg, Phyllis – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
This article proposes a recommended course of action for faculty development based upon Rogers' theory of Diffusion of Innovations and data collected in a study looking at the prevalence of use of learning-centered teaching practices. Specific faculty development strategies are aligned with Rogers' factors influencing decisions to adopt…
Descriptors: Influences, Performance Factors, Adoption (Ideas), Faculty Development
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Schoepp, Kevin; Benson, Scott – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Assessing the effectiveness of an assessment program is essential and can be accomplished through analysing the quality of closing the loop actions and through gathering faculty feedback. In this article we present closing the loop data from over 3 years of learning assessment reporting and from findings garnered through a faculty survey. Results…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Meta Analysis, Testing Programs, Teacher Surveys
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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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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Miller, Michael T.; Lee, Donghun – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Faculty members in higher education institutions frequently have the responsibility of providing service activities to their institutions, professional societies, and external communities. This responsibility, however, generally carries little reward in the workplace and does not play a major role in promotion criteria. For the study we report…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Doykos, Bernadette – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
The breadth of doctoral education has expanded to include professional development activities in order to prepare students for academic and nonacademic careers. This mixed methods study focused on students' perceptions of professional development opportunities at a Research One university. The findings suggest that most students feel prepared in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Professional Development, Student Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe; Gonzales, Leslie D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
In this study we extended Neumann's scholarly learning theory (2009)?and Hansen's theory on vocation (1994, 1995) to explore the scholarly learning of faculty members employed at institutional types not typically recognized for faculty work beyond teaching. Through interviews with 22 participants, we studied the content of and reasons for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interviews, Scholarship, Teacher Attitudes
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Sack, Jacqueline; Quander, Judith; Redl, Timothy; Leveille, Nancy – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Using narrative inquiry as a research method, four mathematics and mathematics education faculty members explored the integration of theoretical perspectives into their personal narratives as they developed a community of practice. Initially their focus was strictly on improving their students' mathematical knowledge. As their community of…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Communities of Practice, Personal Narratives
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Fish, Marian C.; Gefen, Dalia R.; Kaczetow, Walter; Winograd, Greta; Futtersak-Goldberg, Rachel – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
One of the essential factors related to student success and satisfaction with a higher education experience is the college environment in which learning takes place. The purpose of this study was to develop a scale, the College Campus Environment Scale (CCES), to measure characteristics of college campus environments valued by students. A model…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Experience, Campuses
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Morales, Erik E.; Ambrose-Roman, Sarah; Perez-Maldonado, Rosa – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
This study presents and assesses a developmental math focused peer mentoring program at a public urban university. Over three semesters 45 mentees participated in the program. Results include substantive increases in developmental pass rates as well as increases in self-efficacy and social integration. Other noteworthy findings include the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Public Colleges, Urban Schools
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Cleverley-Thompson, Shannon – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
To help address enrollment and financial challenges institutions of higher learning may benefit by having a better understanding of entrepreneurial leadership orientations, or skills, of academic deans. This study revealed several significant correlations between the self-reported entrepreneurial orientations of academic deans in upstate New York,…
Descriptors: Deans, Administrator Role, Entrepreneurship, Administrator Characteristics
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Hilbun, Ashlie Junot; Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
The study we report here explored how private liberal arts colleges adapted to the Great Recession of 2007. We examined institutional changes at three private liberal arts colleges and their effects on the institutions' operations. For this multiple-case study we analyzed data from three colleges in the southeastern region of the United States;…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Liberal Arts, Economic Climate, Financial Exigency
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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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