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Cox, Milton D., Ed.; Richlin, Laurie, Ed. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1991
This annual journal presents articles by college faculty about teaching in higher education based on their pedagogical research and their classroom experiences. Articles in the issue for 1991 have the following titles and authors: "The Scholarship of Pedagogy: A Message From the Editors" (Laurie Richlin and Milton D. Cox); "The Social Cognition…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Faust, Jennifer L.; Paulson, Donald R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Presents a catalog of active-learning techniques aimed at fostering student learning in the context of a lecture course. Activities range from listening practices to short writing exercises to complex group exercises. Barriers to implementing active learning, and some solutions, are explored and personal experience with the techniques are…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Bernauer, James A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes a teaching method based on the need to identify important learning outcomes and integrate them throughout all stages of the teaching-learning cycle. Stages include pretesting, classroom instruction, outcomes, and long-term impacts. A fundamental principle is that students know what outcomes are expected and that teachers and students…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Strategies
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Saunders, Martha Dunagin – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes one college-faculty member's research project based on the experiences of five college students involved in service learning with children's organizations. Students served as participant-observers at an international conference on children's issues and their field reports yielded a solid profile of ideal environments for children…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Higher Education
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Anstendig, Linda; Meyer, Jeanine; Driver, Martha – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Goals for undergraduate English courses typically include increasing students' critical reading, thinking, and research skills, providing literary-aesthetic experiences, and encouraging students to express themselves analytically on complex topics. Authors describe experiences in two advanced writing classes and a core literature course using…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kolitch, Elaine; Dean, Ann V. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Research with 96 undergraduates investigated interpretations of a global-evaluation item common to student evaluation forms. Through narratives and semistructured interviews, students described classroom experiences, beliefs about good teaching, and aspects of the evaluation process that influencing their ratings. The item produced multiple…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education
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Richlin, Laurie; Manning, Brenda – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Describes seven principles for developing a workable system for evaluation of college teaching, and provides both process and decision matrixes for groups interested in building such a system for their own evaluation. Argues that the system must be safe, explicit, manageable, formative, and satisfy environmental demands for accountability and…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, College Instruction, Decision Making
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Muchinsky, Paul M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Examines military and industrial research on peer assessment and discusses relevance to peer review of college teaching. Gives special attention to practical issues in assessing reliability and validity of peer evaluations, and discusses three characteristics of academic institutions (personal teaching styles/definition of "peer"/nature of…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Strenski, Ellen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Discusses problems with summative peer evaluation of college teaching, looking at conflicting interests and mixed metaphors of faculty evaluation that obscure its process and principles. Issues related to five kinds of evaluation (judging, critiquing, assessing, appraising, rating) are examined. Argues that peers can contribute to faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Conflict of Interest, Evaluation Methods
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Keig, Larry W.; Waggoner, Michael D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Examines use of collaborative college faculty peer review for instructional improvement. Establishes rationales for formative evaluation of teaching, peer review in instructional improvement, and comprehensive faculty evaluation that includes peer review. Examines roles faculty might play in assessing colleagues' teaching; describes five methods…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Cooperation, Evaluation Methods
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Kumaravadivelu, B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Proposes a broader concept of college faculty peer evaluation, in which perspectives of teacher, learner, and observer are considered. Argues that three basic principles (intention/interpretation, advisement/appraisement, acceptability/accessibility) must necessarily and minimally guide peer evaluation. Presents a four-part, multidimensional peer…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, Departments
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Few college teachers understand the process learners go through during periods of insight, large or small. Many treat this transition from one paradigm of knowledge to another as purely cognitive when, in fact, it is also highly emotional. A model of the transition is presented and a reflective guide is offered to help teachers facilitate this…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, Concept Formation
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Valde, Gregory A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Describes the college-level use of written reading reactions structured assignments requiring students to describe and react in writing to assigned reading, followed by classroom discussion in which all students must select and share ideas. The method is found to encourage on-time reading of assignments, broader student participation, higher…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Nikolova Eddins, Stefka G.; Williams, Douglas F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Outlines a model for research-based learning (RBL) in undergraduate study, using thematic, collaborative research and related activities as learning tools. The results of a four-year project illustrate that RBL serves more students than traditional undergraduate research models, encourages faculty-student interaction, stimulates new scholarship,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Nikolova Eddins, Stefka G.; Williams, Douglas F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Research-based learning (RBL) is a model for merging research and undergraduate education. To link RBL with a curriculum across the institution, the authors used discipline-specific RBL strands, each of which is a set of interconnected course options that couple out-of-class research experiences with an established curriculum. Student learning is…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design
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