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Stancil, Stephanie K.; Bartlett, Michelle E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Reusable, or non-disposable, assignments are becoming increasingly popular with the proliferation of Open Education Practices. However, no clear nomenclature and taxonomy for these assignments exists in the literature. This literature review explores the various names and conceptualizations under which non-disposable assignments are discussed.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classification, Definitions, Educational Benefits
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Peacock, Jessica L.; FitzPatrick, Kathleen; Finn, Kevin E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The authors compared student perceptions and performance in an Anatomy and Physiology II course during the transition from face-to-face (F2F) pre-COVID-19 pandemic learning to online (OL) pandemic learning. Students and instructors completed the Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains (SALG) survey; perceptions were positive regarding both F2F…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Attitudes
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Young-Erdos, Crystal L.; Egan, Kristina A. Wenzel – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
A responsibility of faculty at liberal arts colleges is to help students make connections between bodies of knowledge through interdisciplinary programs. One opportunity for faculty to create interdisciplinary learning opportunities is with a short-term study abroad course. The purpose of this article is to provide a model of an interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Curriculum Development
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Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Elena; Zak, Anna – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The purpose of this pilot study was to build a theory to investigate how and what university students learn in informal settings of study abroad programs. The authors theorize informal learning as an interactive web of meanings constructed by learners in the process of their interactions. The process involved in constructing a grounded theory…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Informal Education, Hidden Curriculum, Study Abroad
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Durr, Tony; Barber, Larissa K.; Hales, Patrick – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study explored the relationship between graduate students' sense of community in online learning environments and their academic behaviors (online activity and final grades). Sense of community refers to social (connectedness) and feedback (learning) aspects of the environment that can potentially promote engagement and academic performance.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Sense of Community, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses
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Haladay, Jane; Hicks, Scott; Jacobs, Mary Ann; Savage, Tamara Estes – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a historically American Indian university that is experiencing major climate change impacts from hurricanes, was the setting for four service-learning projects seeking to advance sustainability in a racially diverse community. Courses in American Indian Studies, English, and Social Work, in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, American Indian Education, Minority Serving Institutions, Social Problems
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Haber-Curran, Paige; McRee, Michael A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
In this qualitative study the authors examined the teaching and facilitation practices of facilitators in multi-day co-curricular leadership programs for college students. Building on Bain's (2004b) notable study on the practices of effective college teachers, the study focused on teaching in co-curricular contexts. In-depth interviews of 15…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Leadership Training, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Harter, Alyssa; Jacobi, Laura – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The Circular Model of Collegiate Co-Teaching (Morelock et al., 2017) examines power and authority structures, dynamics of co-teaching relationships, and co-teachers' perceptions of co-teaching. The model does not include student perceptions, however, and it has not been applied to veteran-novice instructor pairs. The authors conducted a case study…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Reid-Hector, Janet; Heuer, Albert J.; Prestholdt, Florence J.; Parrott, James S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Despite the popularity of online master's degree programs, degree completion times vary greatly, often slowing during the final phase known as the capstone project (GP) or thesis. This exploratory, mixed-method pilot study presents health professions online graduate students' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to completion of both the…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Masters Theses, Masters Degrees, Time to Degree
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Martella, Amedee Marchand; Lovett, Marsha C.; Ramsay, Lynnette – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
To investigate the variation in active learning used in college science courses, the authors analyzed 57 comparison studies published in three prominent science education journals. Focusing on three sources of variation--(a) the active learning activities, (b) other pedagogical features, and (c) course structure/design--they found that most…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Science, Educational Research, Science Instruction
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Passalacqua, Camille; Gold, Rachelle S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The authors chronicle developing and teaching a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded trauma literature seminar at a public Historically Black University. The course focused on how literary and visual art from different countries and historical eras address two questions: "Can people survive and heal after trauma, not just physically,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Trauma, Seminars, Literature
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Understanding community college English language learner (ELL) goals may help educators better support ELLs to set and pursue those goals. One lens that has illuminated important differences in ELL goals is constructive-developmental theory (CDT). Using a CDT lens, this qualitative case study investigated the goals of six community college ELLs…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Goal Orientation, English Language Learners, Case Studies
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Borkoski, Carey; Donaldson, Sara; Caldwell, Karen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The transactional distance created by asynchronous online course formats poses unique challenges to the development of a collaborative learning environment. The lack of face-to-face interaction also challenges instructors' ability to make adaptive changes to course content in response to emerging student needs. The authors describe a professor's…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Online Courses, Sense of Community, Educational Improvement
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Knipe, Mallory R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Student development of critical consciousness is essential in higher education if we are to promote civic engagement and educate students to be constructive global citizens. Research on consciousness raising reveals that instructors who have done due diligence in developing their own critical consciousness are best equipped to promote its…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, College Instruction, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Jensen, Birgit A.; Altstaedter, Laura Levi – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
This quantitative and qualitative study explored students' perceptions of a flipped German course and its measurable impact on their critical-thinking skills. The instructional design of the course shifted grammar and vocabulary instruction outside of class so that students in the newly created collaborative in-class space could engage in more…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Thinking
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