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Deka, Teddi S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Confidence in social science research diminished in the 2010s when several published research results failed to replicate. This "replication crisis" increased awareness that findings need to be substantiated, but academic researchers have little incentive to engage in repeating others' research. College students can advance their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Social Science Research, Replication (Evaluation)
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Berkland, Mara K.; Keys, Jennifer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
The authors argue that although "freshman survival guides" do address the common concerns of entering college students, these books largely entertain, placate, and enable students to circumvent expert advice on how successfully to navigate the transition to college. A content analysis of 10 popular first-year advice books revealed an…
Descriptors: Guides, Socialization, Misconceptions, College Freshmen
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Bach, Dorothe J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
This article seeks to inspire humanities and social science faculty to explore ways of utilizing existing scholarly online communities to engage students in the process of academic inquiry. The author discusses her own experience using a discipline-specific listserv, shares successful assignments, examples of student postings and a grading rubric.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Sciences, Learning Experience, Humanities
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van Eeden-Moorefield, Brad; Walsh, Christine – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Those who teach research methods courses may struggle to engage students who are anxious or apprehensive about taking the course. Thus, it becomes the obligation of the instructor to develop innovative approaches so that students overcome their apprehension, learn the material, and, it is hoped, develop a passion for research. The authors present…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Courses, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
This qualitative study examines the career strategies of 17 professors at a major research university who are noted by key colleagues and former students for taking their teaching seriously. The author discusses two career strategies--applying career design principles and acting resourcefully about teaching development--that help these professors,…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Research Universities, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines
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Bolton, Michael J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
Traditional teaching models based on linear approaches to instruction arguably are of limited value in preparing students to handle complex, dynamic real-world problems. As such, they are undergoing increased scrutiny by scholars in various disciplines. The author argues that nonlinear approaches to higher education such as those founded on…
Descriptors: Creativity, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Systems Approach
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Stephenson, Robert S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
The author redesigned an undergraduate physiology course using a novel Internet mirror model: parallel lecture and Internet-based sections conducted so that students can move freely from one to the other (or choose both) during the semester. Within the constraints of this paradigm, he used technology to enhance student learning: adding…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Physiology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Cox, Milton D., Ed.; Richlin, Laurie, Ed. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1990
This annual journal's premier issue features the work, thoughts, adventures, and musings of distinguished and respected teachers. An introduction reports that the journal was born of the desire by faculty to recognize college teaching as a profession and to bring to it its own language and traditions and to establish an academic culture for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Instruction
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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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Edwards, Sandra; Bowman, Mary Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
A study in a graduate-level occupational therapy class found that questions asked by teachers and the instructional format in which they were asked influenced the frequency and level of student questioning. Subjects were 5 undergraduate and 15 graduate students. It was concluded that improved classroom questioning strategies may contribute to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Montgomery, Kathleen; Deery, Cathleen; Brown, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
In a foundations-of-education course based on experiential learning, 120 college students formed partnerships with elementary school children and, using letters and interviews, asked them about teaching and learning. It was found that the students clarified their educational philosophies, enhanced communication skills, and overcame preconceptions…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bias, College Instruction, Communication Skills
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Goldstein, Gary S.; Benassi, Victor A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
Study profiled excellent lecturers and discussion leaders from the perspective of 30 undergraduate students. As predicted, level of instructor interpersonal skills, focus on student personal/professional growth and on encouraging independent thinking/research were rated highly and considered more characteristic of excellent discussion leaders than…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Communication Skills
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Waksler, Rachelle – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
Presents nine teaching strategies to increase correspondence between visual and auditory modes of presentation. The techniques, focusing on presentation syntax, instructor placement/movement, and methods of eliciting students' input, were originally designed for students with hearing and visual impairments, but have proven to promote clarity for…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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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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Wolfe, Christopher R.; Crider, Linda; Mayer, Larry; McBride, Mark; Sherman, Richard; Vogel, Robert – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes principles underlying an emerging model for Internet-intensive undergraduate instruction at Miami University (Ohio) in which students learn by creating online materials themselves; faculty facilitate active learning; student intellectual exchanges are enriched; and the seminar sensibility is extended. Four applications are examined: a…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Economics Education, Educational Technology
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