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Perrotta, Katherine; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Despite the popularity of online course and degree offerings in higher education, a lack of data persists on the unique challenges and opportunities online faculty face. Gaining insights about these experiences is important to ensure the quality of online teaching as colleges and universities continue expanding e-learning programs. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Phan, Mi Pham Kieu – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Metacognition has been considered as a key element for successful self-regulated learning. However, it seemed foreign to EFL college students. The present study examined students' changes in metacognitive strategy use in the two conditions: one condition with the intervention of metacognitive note-taking skills (MNT) and one with the conventional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Notetaking, Reading Strategies, Questioning Techniques
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Howton, Amy; McGrew, Mandy; Liu, Liyuan; Staples, Lauren L.; Ray, Herman E. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the impact of changing the tone of a traditional syllabus to make it more learner-centered. The researchers examined a required wellness course that serves over 8,000 students per year at a large, four-year public university in the southern United States. Concerns about student progression through programs and graduation rates…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Wellness, College Students, Student Motivation
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Scherer, Hannah H.; O'Rourke, Megan; Seman-Varner, Rachel; Ziegler, Peter – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Tenure-track faculty at research intensive universities have competing responsibilities in their role as both researchers and teachers, leading to barriers to pedagogical change. This has been well-documented in the sciences. Coteaching models of collaborative planning and teaching with an explicit goal of facilitating educator growth have been…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Gallagher, Kristel M. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This exploratory study sought to identify the existence of a "teaching persona" in college professors. Specifically, an examination of self-reported differences in traits displayed as teachers versus in everyday life was conducted. Also investigated were feelings of job satisfaction and burnout in relation to these differences. Findings…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Teacher Characteristics
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Goins, Camille L.; Locklear, Leslie A.; Unger, Dana L.; Locklear, Tiffany M.; Neal, Gerald; Nickolson, Claudia; Robinson, Gretchen G. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine the culturally responsive perceptions and practices of instructors at a public, minority-serving institution located in the southeast quadrant of the United States. Survey data were collected from 34 undergraduate and graduate faculty participants. Findings from a hierarchical regression…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Minority Serving Institutions
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Vengadasalam, Sarbani Sen – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This paper describes the principles of transformative pedagogy that lead to the development of distinct student voices in academic writing classes. Whether the course is taught at the undergraduate level through research, expository, and argumentative writing assignments or at the graduate level through literature review essays, research articles,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Academic Language
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Cruz, Laura; Meadows, Jennifer; Panter, Nikki – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
As Biology students prepare to complete their undergraduate degrees and continue into either a career or to another degree, the scientific skills learned in the classroom are not enough to secure their professional path. In this study, the soft skills such as the ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively were emphasized within the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Majors (Students)
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Blanton, Morgan V.; Pacifici, Linda C. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article reports on an application of an SoTL [Scholarship of Teaching and Learning] research process for two teacher education instructors in an undergraduate teacher education course, Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age. After engaging in content analysis of student work samples derived from a Digital Sabbath assignment, the instructors…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Teacher Education Curriculum, Assignments, Educational Research
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Rovito, Michael J.; Koontz, Amanda; Tripp, Mary; Schneider, Kim; Walters, Linda; Garcia, Martha – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The impact of peer coaches embedded in classrooms are outlined in the literature. There is, however, a lack of evidence on "when" their services should be introduced into the curriculum to have the most impact possible. The goals of this exploratory research project, therefore, were to aim to provide baseline evidence on the most…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Student Research
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Babcock, Renée L.; Georgiou, Jean – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This study used propensity score matching to compare two online courseware systems intended for use as supplements to either face-to-face or online courses. One courseware system focused on adaptive features available to students while completing assignments; whereas the other system was an interactive courseware that provided embedded media…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Probability, Scores
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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Pauls, Scott; Gauthier, Adrienne; DeSilva, Erin – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
It is well documented that the use of active learning strategies increases student learning (Freeman et al., 2014; Prince, 2004; Springer, Stanne, & Donovan, 1999). A key difficulty in innovating college mathematics is identifying and sustaining what works for both students and the faculty. This study discusses efforts to innovate and sustain…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, College Students
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Kenney, Christine K.; Sreckovic, Melissa – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Words and labels used about a person inevitably have an impact, whether intended or unintended. This article discusses the need for intentional and overt, critical reflection and discussion in higher education regarding the language faculty and students use. The authors provide language examples commonly used in courses that could have varied…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Usage, Labeling (of Persons), College Students
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Sherr, Goldie; Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The intensive nature of gateway biology courses often results in poor student performance. This issue can be resolved with the usage of the flipped classroom method. Our application of this model to a human anatomy and physiology course increased the retention and passing rates. However, the beneficial effects of flipping a classroom can be…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Biology, Homework
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Cornell, Heidi R.; Sayman, Donna; Herron, Jason – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
A sense of community among learners is recognized as contributing to positive student outcomes. Synchronous learning opportunities may serve as one way to create a sense of community among online learners. Findings are shared from a mixed-method study that examined the impact of synchronous discussion sessions on students' sense of community, as…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Synchronous Communication, Outcomes of Education, Online Courses
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