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Wells, Tommy – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
Colleges and universities may desire to become more trauma-informed in light of our growing understanding of the impact that trauma can have on student outcomes. However, there has been little research on what strategies and practices colleges and universities should implement to become more trauma-informed. One approach to this work could be to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Trauma Informed Approach, Classroom Environment
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Ansari Ricci, Leila; French, Rebecca – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
First-generation college students comprise a sizable number of the student population in colleges and universities across the nation. As faculty are tasked with teaching and supporting these students in their courses, it is important to consider the alignment of faculty perspectives and the needs of first-generation students. This study explored…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, First Generation College Students
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Thibaut, Dylan; Schroeder, Kersten – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
As COVID-19 restrictions are removed, instructors are faced with two questions: should the course be taught online, via mixed-mode, or through traditional methods, and what effect did online instruction have on students in the course in regards regarding enrolled across eight semesters of metabolism courses using traditional, mixed-mode, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, In Person Learning, COVID-19
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Jill Waity; Alicia Sellon; Bailey Williams – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
Providing students with opportunities to wrestle with and engage with messy, real-world problems can be challenging in traditional, higher education courses. However, for students in helping and applied professions, engaging with challenging problems in a supportive environment is critical to developing their skills and confidence. This paper…
Descriptors: Design, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Experiential Learning
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Ricardo Montelongo; Cherjanét Lenzy – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
Graduate programs provide learners with important transitions between exposure to scholarship in their fields and skills application for professional practice. These programs also provide space for continued personal development and campus environment interactions that influence student learning. In this article, we share dialogues focused on…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Religious Factors, Student Development, Reflection
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Elizabeth Jones; Scott Hicks; Joshua Kalin Busman; Kelly J. Barber-Lester; Jennifer Jones-Locklear; Camille Locklear Goins – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
Our initial impetus for this project stems from the development of UNCP's Indigenous Cultures & Communities (ICC) graduation requirement. We recognize the efforts of individual faculty representing disciplines in the arts, education, humanities, library, and nursing to redesign class activities and courses. Our purpose is to share models and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Graduation Requirements, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Beverley Myatt; Lynne N. Kennette – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
The principles of positive psychology have been studied for many years, but it seems to be only recently that the benefits of these techniques are being accepted by the wider community of mainstream educators. In this article, we first describe the principles of positive psychology, primarily through the work of Martin Seligman. Then we highlight…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Psychology, Well Being, Teaching Methods
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Stefanie S. Boswell – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
Students may sometimes benefit from due date extensions due to significant extenuating circumstances. These circumstances, though, may not be supported by documentation as required by university policies. Given this, I implemented a flexible due date policy called the Pause Button (PB) in a 16-week behavioral sciences research methods course.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Time Management, Research Methodology, Behavioral Science Research
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Baker, Jonathan Tyler; Tukhvatulina, Sophya – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
The growing prevalence of online higher education courses has attracted millions of students, many of whom fall outside the traditional student demographic. This investigative study aims to close the existing knowledge gap about the experiences and preferences of adult asynchronous learners. The study was conducted as a series of semi-structured…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Suart, Celeste; Cassidy-Neumiller, Martha; Harvey, Kelsey – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
This article reports on a mixed-methods study examining the ways in which faculty and staff engage with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at a medium-sized research-intensive university in southern Ontario, Canada. Survey data was collected from fifty-six faculty and staff respondents, along with eight faculty completing follow-up…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
To reduce academic dishonesty and strengthen learning outcomes, I adopted in-depth oral examinations as my benchmark and summative assessments in a Human Anatomy & Physiology course taught in an online asynchronous setting. This decision led my students and me down the transformative path of mastery learning. This was a "threshold…
Descriptors: Cheating, Prevention, Oral Language, Test Format
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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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