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Franklin, Somer L.; Slate, John R.; Joyner, Sheila A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
In this article, we analyzed research studies in the field of graduate education. In particular, we explored the issue of inequity in graduate education through three key lenses of social science analyses. Furthermore, we analyzed selected quantitative research studies that undertook a comparative examination of aggregate trends in enrollment and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Ethnic Diversity, Ethnicity, Statistical Analysis
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Brent, Rebecca; Felder, Richard M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Describes a faculty development program designed specifically for engineering faculty and implemented on an eight-campus coalition of engineering schools. Reports that, in the five years of the program's existence, a large percentage of the faculty has participated and adopted proven but nontraditional teaching practices. Offers suggestions to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Engineering Education, Faculty Development
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Major, Claire H.; Jones, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Defines problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional method in which problems provide the context for students to develop skills and knowledge. Describes a study that examined whether students perceived that PBL courses were more effective than non-PBL courses at helping them develop specific outcomes. Reports that PBL students' perception of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies