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Ellis, Donna E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
When faculty members choose to implement instructional methods that are learning-centred, this may represent a change for students; and some resist engaging. In this exploratory case study research, 172 students shared what discourages them from being willing to engage with these innovative methods that aim to facilitate their learning.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Instructional Innovation, Resistance (Psychology), Case Studies
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Thomas, Nicole; Bystydzienski, Jill; Desai, Anand – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Higher education institutions often use mentoring to socialize faculty members into their academic disciplines and to retain them. Mentoring can also be used to change organizational culture to meet the needs of historically marginalized faculty members. In this article we focus on peer mentoring circles for women STEM faculty at a large,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
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Comeaux, Eddie; Brown, Alan; Sieben, Nicole P. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
This study examined courses focused on intercollegiate athletics in sport-related graduate programs (e.g., Sport Leadership, Sport Management, and Athletic/Sport Administration). A content analysis of course syllabi was used to determine the alignment of course scope and content. Analysis included course type (i.e., required or elective),…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Graduate Study, Business Administration Education
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MacNell, Lillian; Driscoll, Adam; Hunt, Andrea N. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Student ratings of teaching play a significant role in career outcomes for higher education instructors. Although instructor gender has been shown to play an important role in influencing student ratings, the extent and nature of that role remains contested. While difficult to separate gender from teaching practices in person, it is possible to…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Gender Differences, Educational Experiments
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Gonyo, Claire P.; Cantwell, Brendan – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study involved interviews of 32 faculty principle investigators at three research institutions and explored how they view the role of students within physical and life science labs. We used socialization theory and student engagement literature to analyze faculty views, which can contribute to student investment in STEM fields.…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Laboratories, Teacher Attitudes, Research Universities
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Horvitz, Brian S.; Beach, Andrea L.; Anderson, Mary L.; Xia, Jiangang – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Through this study we sought to gain understanding of the challenges professors face as they make the transition to teaching online. We measured professors' online teaching self-efficacy using survey research methods. Results showed that online teaching self-efficacy was high among the professors surveyed with no self-efficacy scores lower than…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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Garcia, Gina A.; Okhidoi, Otgonjargal – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
As institutions not founded to "serve" Latina/o students, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) must actively change their curricula and programs to meet the needs of their diverse population, including Latina/o, low income, and first generation students. Using a case study approach, including interviews and focus groups, this study…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Case Studies, Culturally Relevant Education
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Nguyen, David J.; Larson, Jay B. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Traditional pedagogy divides mind and body into a dichotomy that regards the body as little more than a subordinate instrument in service to the mind. Embodied pedagogy joins body and mind in a physical and mental act of knowledge construction. In this article we offer an integration of extant literature analyzing isolated applications of embodied…
Descriptors: Human Body, Holistic Approach, Teaching Methods, Curriculum
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Coles, Jeremy T.; Carstens, Brittany A.; Wright, Jennifer M.; Williams, Robert L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
The study determined whether or not a predominantly Caucasian sample (N = 187) attending a southeastern state's major public university embraced political policies consistent with their self-identified political ideology. The findings showed that the highest percentage of students identified with a conservative ideology and that a much lower…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Congruence (Psychology)
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Merkel, John Conrad; Brania, Abdelkrim – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
This five-year study of the peer-led team learning (PLTL) paradigm examined its implementation in a Calculus I course at an all-male HBCU institution. For this study we set up a strong control group and measured the effect of PLTL in the teaching and learning of Calculus I through two points of measure: retention and success rates and learning…
Descriptors: Calculus, Peer Teaching, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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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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Trant, Eleanore C.; Crabtree, Katelyn E.; Ciancio, Dennis J.; Hart, Leslie A.; Watson, Tiffany B.; Williams, Robert L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
The study we report here examined parental, pre-course, and in-course predictors of students' probability of retaining (n = 136) or losing the HOPE scholarship (n = 41). The study was conducted in a multi-section, entry-level course (n = 203) for the Teacher-Education Program at a large state university in the southeastern U.S. Logistic regression…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Preservice Teachers, Predictor Variables, State Universities
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Baker, Vicki L.; Baldwin, Roger G. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
We draw upon the evolutionary model of change in order to examine the organizational transformation of three liberal arts colleges (Albion College, Allegheny College, Kenyon College). Relying on our prior research (Baker, Baldwin, & Makker, 2012), we seek to continue our exploration and understanding of the evolution occurring in the important…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Change, Evolution, Liberal Arts
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Davis, Shannon N.; Jacobsen, Shannon K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In the burgeoning literature on infusing undergraduate research and creative activities into the curriculum of research-intensive institutions, few studies have examined the perspectives of the faculty mentors who provide the individualized opportunities for students. Based on focus group data from 50 faculty mentors, we document faculty…
Descriptors: Barriers, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Dunn, Karee – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Online graduate education programs are expanding rapidly. Many of these programs require a statistics course, resulting in an increasing need for online statistics courses. The study reported here grew from experiences teaching online, graduate statistics courses. In seeking answers on how to improve this class, I discovered that research has yet…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Study, Statistics, Teaching Experience
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