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Anderson, Bill; Rymer, Rachel; Versaskas, Jennifer; Bueter, Abigail; Masood, Mahalia – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
The jigsaw technique has been successfully used in classrooms for decades, though less in higher education. Groups are formed with each student having a precise piece of information necessary to complete the assignment. Next, expert groups of students with the same material meet to sharpen their understanding before reforming their initial group…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Student Responsibility
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Torres, Elisa R.; Williams, P. Renée; Kassahun-Yimer, Wondwosen; Gordy, Xiaoshan Zhu – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
Students perceive crossword puzzles as enjoyable. In addition to students' perceptions, crossword puzzles actually improve knowledge retention. However, crossword puzzles increased exam scores for some students but not others. Recommendations have been made for students to create puzzles for their classmates to complete with the rationale that…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Tests
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Dandotkar, Srikanth; Cruz, Laura E.; Stowell, Jeffrey R.; Britt, M. Anne – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
Epistemic beliefs are one's assumptions about knowledge and knowing. Given the research in educational psychology that established epistemic beliefs as reliable predictors of student success, we devised a pedagogical intervention to improve students' epistemic beliefs. In this study, we examined the effectiveness of the reflective writing task as…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Undergraduate Students, Reflection
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Cox, Thomas D.; Raditch, Joseph – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
Cyberbullying is a phenomenon increasingly affecting students and faculty in K-12 through higher education systems. Cyberbullying in higher education negatively affects institutions and their respective stakeholders. The consequences range from faculty turnover to student suicide. Research related cyberbullying in higher education in online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying, Educational Policy
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Dorland, AnneMarie – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
Design thinking is a critical and creative process understood to support innovation and creative idea generation in a wide variety of contexts. Increasingly, it is being used as a pedagogical approach by educators interested in supporting divergent thinking skill development. This study evaluated the effects of the use of design thinking practices…
Descriptors: Design, Questioning Techniques, Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Processes
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Hollander, Pam; Dawson, Duke; Haller, Charlotte; Briesacher, Erika; Collins, Caroline; Rearick, Kristina; Lemieux, Elise – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
Professors and students have contradictory views of course reading. Professors believe that reading outside of the classroom is essential in optimizing learning. However, students often find the readings to be time-consuming, not necessary to pass the class, and an option rather than a requirement. We surveyed 449 undergraduate university students…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Reading Assignments
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Gilliam, Elizabeth; Toliver, S. R. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Janelle Monae's, "Dirty Computer," tackles issues like feminism, racism, sexuality, Black womanhood, self-assurance, and growth. Each song on the album is presented from a first-person point of view, offering a unique insight into a story that shares an intimate portrait of what it means to embrace authentic Black womanhood. Monae's…
Descriptors: African Americans, Feminism, Gender Bias, Racial Bias
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Robinson, Robert P. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
In this essay the author addresses the struggles of teaching a special topics course, Black Freedom Movement Education, in the midst of a global pandemic and Donald Trump's proposed ban on anti-racist training and critical race theory. The educator framed the course under the conceptual lens of stealin' the meetin'--a Black Antebellum practice of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Training
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Boss, Ginny Jones; Davis, Tiffany J.; Porter, Christa J. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
The purpose of this critical content analysis study was to examine higher education/student affairs (HE/SA) preparation toward a racial framing that centers and honors Black mattering. We explored linkages between Black literacies and epistemic credibility as indicators of Black mattering by analyzing 24 syllabi of foundational courses in HE/SA…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Workers, African Americans, Blacks
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Phelps-Ward, Robin; Harrington, Keneisha; Bowers, Lashia; Harry, Dion; Williams, Maurice; Fine, Cherese; Smith, Travis – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
This paper tells the story of resistance and efforts to work and mend within an anti-Black institution: higher education. Through a collaborative autoethnographic approach, seven Black academics connected to the Action Research Collective team (a group focused on supporting graduate students and cultivating equitable campus climates), explored how…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Higher Education, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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Morton, Christina S. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
In this critical autoethnography, I examine my lived experiences as a Black woman doctoral student during the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Further, as I recount my academic journey in the wake of assaults to Black life and resulting Black resistance, I discuss the pedagogical interventions of Black women faculty members that made me…
Descriptors: Ethnography, African American Students, Females, Doctoral Students
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Lai, Alice – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an engaging and promising pedagogy across diverse disciplines and student populations in the United States in the digital age. Research on PBL in online environments and in the field of art has, however, been limited. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to examine the theoretical grounds of PBL and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Electronic Learning, Art Education
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Lewis, Katie D.; Brown, Stephanie L. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis on ensuring that high schools across the United States focus on college readiness standards and skills, with the goal that more students will persist and find greater success in college. Despite this focus, there are still significant gaps among the students who are deemed "ready" and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Learner Engagement, English Language Learners, College Students
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Ericksen, Kirsten S.; Williamson-Ashe, Sandra – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
This research examines the impact of various high-impact educational practices integrated in different group elements (groups course, in-class group activities, and a learning community) on student perceived group work experience related to the Emerging Values model. The Emerging Values model found academic group work to be beneficial for…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Group Activities, College Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Burt, Kate G.; Eubank, Jacob M. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) suffer disproportionately from coronavirus-related illness, death, and financial loss. The aim of this retrospective, qualitative study was to better understand the experiences of BIPOC students at a Bronx-based public university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data was collected from a reflective final…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), COVID-19, Pandemics, Minority Group Students
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