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Haggerty, Julie M.; Mueller, Megan Kiely – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study investigated the prevalence of increasingly popular animal-assisted stress relief programs at higher education institutions across the United States. Although research on animal-assisted programs is increasing, there is still a lack of information documenting implementation of these programs. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Animals, Stress Management, Higher Education, Intervention
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Eppes, Tom A.; Milanovic, Ivana; Sweitzer, H. Fredrick – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we describe a curricular strategy that improves the full range of skillsets critical to capstone success. Improved Capstone (ICap) was developed and implemented across the thermo-fluids topical area in the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at the University of Hartford. ICap experiential courses sequentially…
Descriptors: Assignments, Engineering Technology, Information Literacy, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Stevenson, Catherine B.; Duran, Robert L.; Barrett, Karen A.; Colarulli, Guy C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
Colleges and universities are adopting learning communities to increase student learning and build cohesion. As learning communities grow in popularity, institutions need to invest in faculty development (Oates, 2001) and understand faculty experiences (Mullen, 2001). The University of Hartford created a program that prepared faculty for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Team Teaching, Focus Groups, College Faculty