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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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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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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Polnick, Barbara; Lunenburg, Fred C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Higher education institutions of today are offering different courses in different formats in order to attract students and increase enrollment. Courses that can be completed in a shorter time frame are growing in popularity but can come with challenges. This case study research examined the experiences of students and instructors in online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Time Factors (Learning), Student Experience, Teaching Experience
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Capstick, M. Kyle; Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Cockrum, Colton D.; West, Steven L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study, which was conducted over the course of five semesters at one institution, was to determine the effectiveness of the Academic Coaching for Excellence (ACE) program for academically at-risk students. The study utilized archival data, which had been collected by the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Coaching (Performance), At Risk Students, College Students
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Collier, Daniel; Parnther, Ceceilia; Fitzpatrick, Dan; Brehm, Chelsea; Beach, Andrea – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Few studies consider how non-cognitive factors shape outcomes for students served by Promise programs, which are programs that guarantee tuition-free college attendance within a specified geographic area. This single-institution study examined differences between enrolled and stopped-out Kalamazoo Promise scholars' (N = 142) basic needs,…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, Stopouts, Student Needs
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Chang, Ethan; London, Rebecca A.; Foster, Samara S. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study examined how 20 faculty and staff members used a one-time funding initiative to (re)conceptualize and design student success interventions. We found that they selectively adopted traditional notions of student success but also elevated themes of social justice, civic engagement, and overall student well-being as valuable dimensions of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Social Justice
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Peirone, Amy; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Academic entitlement, a term that defines students' expectations of academic success independent of performance, has been linked with a number of maladaptive behaviors. This study examined the potential relationship between academic entitlement and prospective workplace entitlement in a sample of Canadian students (N=1024) using an online survey.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Correlation, Multivariate Analysis
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Williams, Robert L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This article integrates a series of studies conducted over a 15-year period in a multi-section educational course taught by the same supervising professor and his GTAs . The purpose of each study was to determine whether particular interventions or student characteristics affected performance levels in the course. Over the extended period of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Courses, Intervention, Student Characteristics
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Kelley, Martha J.; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Doctoral student enrollment and study require significant resources such as faculty time, student time, and funding. However, doctoral student attrition is a serious problem nationwide, especially at the dissertation level. When doctoral students do not complete their dissertations, their potential contributions to society are substantially…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attrition, Doctoral Dissertations, Independent Study
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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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Galyon, Charles E.; Voils, Kyle L.; Blondin, Carolyn A.; Williams, Robert L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Students in an introductory educational psychology course submitted answers to daily homework questions for which they received credit either for percentage of questions answered in every homework assignment or for the accuracy of their answers to 10% of randomly selected questions. Potential credit was the same under both homework contingencies,…
Descriptors: College Students, Homework, Tests, Introductory Courses
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Bowman, Nicholas A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) constitutes an integral outcome of the undergraduate experience. However, ODC may also serve as a form of generalized openness to experience; if so, then it should be positively related to a host of college experiences as well as student success. The study reported here explored this possibility within a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, College Freshmen, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Grade Point Average
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Kogan, Marina; Laursen, Sandra L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
As student-centered approaches to teaching and learning are more widely applied, researchers must assess the outcomes of these interventions across a range of courses and institutions. As an example of such assessment, this study examined the impact of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in college mathematics on undergraduates' subsequent grades…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Case Studies, College Mathematics
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Fitzgerald, Shawn M.; Mahony, Daniel; Crawford, Fashaad; Hnat, Hope Bradley – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
For the study we report here we used the theoretical framework of organizational justice to examine academic administrator's perceptions of resource distribution decisions. We asked deans, school directors, and department chairs in one midwestern state about their perceptions of the fairness and likelihood of use of various distribution principles…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Resources, Decision Making
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
This article explores the organizational impediments and facilitators that influence the implementation of student learning outcomes assessment (SLOA). This review points to the importance of culture, leadership, and organizational policies to the implementation of SLOA. However, we need to approach research differently, both conceptually and…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Leadership
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