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Jones, Rebecca M.; Cleaver, Rachel – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
The Rural and Diverse Student Scholars Program at George Mason University is a strategic initiative to recruit and retain rural and diverse Virginia students in STEM majors. A grant facilitated a partnership between an academic college and the Office of Admissions, enabling new recruiting methods to be tested. In this article we describe these…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Recruitment, STEM Education, Student Diversity
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Pappas, Eric; Pappas, Jesse – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
This research documents the process and results of an approach to teaching university undergraduates intentional self-development skills designed to promote self-generated goals, routines, and lifestyle choices. These skills may provide effective behavioral foundations for developing metacognitive awareness, intentionality, and individual…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Well Being
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Miller, Margaret A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Provides an overview of state-level college faculty post-tenure review policies, describes their features, and speculates about the future of post-tenure review. Notes statements of Virginia's 1994 Commission on the Future of Higher Education that criticize the tenure tradition and Virginia state legislation requiring greater accountability by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Personnel Policy