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Zehler, Alexis; Cole, Britt – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The literature supports the concept of a flipped classroom as a pedagogical approach that can improve critical thinking, enhance clinical judgment, and promote student engagement. This project implemented the flipped classroom concept in two nursing specialty courses, one didactic and one clinical. Data were gathered from both courses using a…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Learner Engagement
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Oswald, Barbara B.; Walton, Amy J.; Campbell, Darlene G.; Seufert, Robert L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The authors report outcomes for veteran-friendly initiatives on the regional and main campuses of a mid-sized university in the Midwestern U.S. Across three years, 1270 military-affiliated students were self- or institutionally identified (paid tuition with VA benefits) and invited to complete telephone or online surveys assessing their…
Descriptors: Veterans, Student Personnel Services, Coordination, Student Satisfaction
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Pérez, David, II.; Ashlee, Kyle C.; Do, Virginia H.; Karikari, Shamika N.; Sim, Colby – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Fostering student success in higher education requires a paradigm shift. Instead of "fixing" students, efforts must center on preparing college educators. In this study, journal entries from a graduate-level course were used to explore how exposing Graduate Student Affairs Educators to anti-deficit perspectives on student success…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, Reflection, Graduate Students
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Wolfe, Christopher; Widmer, Colin L.; Weil, Audrey M.; Cedillos-Whynott, Elizabeth M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Students in an undergraduate psychology course on Learning and Cognition used SKO (formerly AutoTutor Lite), an Intelligent Tutoring System, to create interactive lessons in which a pedagogic agent (animated avatar) engages users in a tutorial dialogue. After briefly describing the technology and underlying psychological theory, data from an…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Animation
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Fry, Jay; Sanders, Kari – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Service-learning experiences for college students are increasing in popularity. Although youth mentoring is thought to be a significant service-learning experience for students, data in this area are lacking. This study evaluates a unique school-based service-learning mentoring experience at a midsized Midwestern university. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Learning Experience, At Risk Students, Youth Opportunities
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Wasburn-Moses, L.; Wasburn, M. H.; Cole J. E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
In academia, scholarship has long been privileged over teaching and service, which traditionally have been considered "women's work." In 1990, Boyer envisioned "the scholarship of teaching" as a way to legitimize teaching as a scholarly activity. The authors investigated whether Boyer's vision has been realized--specifically,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Scholarship
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Koontz, T. M.; Plank, K. M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
Many instructors strive to encourage student reading outside of class and active learning in class. One pedagogical tool, structured reading questions, can help do both. Using examples from question sets across six courses, the authors illustrate how reading questions can help students achieve the six active-learning principles described by…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Active Learning, Scholarship, Reading
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Hershberger, Andrew; Spence, Maria; Cesarini, Paul; Mara, Andrew; Jorissen, Kathleen Topolka; Albrecht, David; Gordon, Jeffrey J.; Lin, Canchu – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
Building upon a related 2005 panel presentation at the 25th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, the authors, several tenure-track assistant professors and tenured associate professors who have participated in a Research and Teaching Faculty Learning Community at Bowling Green State University, share their…
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness