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Arduini-Van Hoose, Nicole; Newman, Joan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
This quasi-experimental study compared various outcomes of team-based-learning (TBL) (n = 67) and more traditional lecture-based instruction (n = 66) in a community college introductory psychology course and found no differences in knowledge of course content, attendance, or course retention. However, student self-reports indicated that, compared…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Community College Students, Introductory Courses, Lecture Method
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Collins, Danielle M.; Maness, Heather T. D.; Colee, James; Larkin, Iskande V. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
Three online courses at the authors' institution have successfully used an extensive guest lecturer format (N = 22-30) for almost 10 years. The course design facilitates networking within the relatively small but diverse and global field of aquatic animal health. In this study of students' learning experiences, students perceived the courses as…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Lecture Method
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Langlois, Jamie J.; Baca, Jeannette M.; Gonzalez, Debbie; Kirk, Mary M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
Four educators who teach in four different higher education institutions across the United States engaged in a reflective analysis to make sense of their collective teaching experience during the crisis of the pandemic. Upon a review of the literature, three extant constructs were identified: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, Community of Inquiry, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, COVID-19
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Dierker, Lisa; Nazarro, Valerie; Rosenbaum, Janet; Flaming, Kristin – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
The purpose of this study was to inform the dissemination of a project-based statistics curriculum by identifying institutional and instructor characteristics that predict its implementation. Data were drawn from pre- and post-workshop surveys completed by 67 instructors attending a one-and-a-half-day professional development workshop on…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Statistics Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Yang, Eun Chong; Frank, Michele; Jeanmougin, Caitlin; Meyers, Karen; Olszewski, Arnold; Shi, Haifei; Simonsen, Russell; Siriwardane, Harshini – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
Critical thinking (CT) is widely viewed as an essential skill for college students. Nevertheless, the use of CT skills in the classroom often varies across disciplines. This article summarizes perceptions of CT, including various definitions and constructs as well as barriers to its implementation in higher education. Faculty members from various…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Students, Definitions, Barriers
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Tulane, Sarah; Beckert, Troy E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
This qualitative analysis examines responses from individuals who completed a robust graduate instructor training program--a guided mentoring forum that meets bi-weekly, beginning the semester prior to the graduate students' first teaching assignment, and continuing through the totality of their teaching experience in graduate school. Current and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes
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Capotosto, Lauren; Carrasquillo, Rosa Elena; Vargas, Madeline – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
The authors describe an instructional model of interdisciplinarity that aims to simultaneously develop undergraduate students' disciplinary knowledge and foster integrative skills. Two faculty members taught separate undergraduate courses in history and microbiology during which students came together at multiple points throughout the semester.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kauffman, Kent D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
Although the role of class participation in learning has been studied, there is less scholarship of teaching and learning research investigating the role of "incentives" in increasing engagement. The author describes his experience using multiple incentives to increase class-wide participation in an undergraduate legal course over…
Descriptors: Incentives, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students
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Wolf, Kerrin C.; Previti, Michele – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
This study examines a student-created "pop-up museum" about the opioid epidemic that was part of a project-based service-learning (PBSL) experience in a college course. A survey of student perceptions of the learning experience, a course evaluation, and a survey of museum visitors' perceptions of their experiences with the museum…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Service Learning, Museums
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Murray, Jeffrey W.; Jackson, Christopher N.; Marx, Andrew – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
The authors report on a pilot project designed to integrate habits of mind into a skills-based first-year seminar. This project featured the development of a curriculum map outlining the primary learning objectives for seven habits of mind--curiosity, perseverance, introspection, courage, humility, empathy, and civility--and this study shares that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, First Year Seminars, Curriculum Implementation
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Breedin, Olivia W.; Pletcher, Jessica A.; Lich, Tori; Sharp, Andrew D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
Although an abundance of research has discussed the importance of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), there is little research on how UDL may be used in syllabus construction. The authors developed and validated the UDL Syllabus Scale (UDLSS), which evaluates higher education instructors' ability to design a syllabus using UDL principles. Over…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Course Descriptions, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Lewis, Erica J.; Ludwig, Patrice M.; Arce-Trigatti, Andrea; Geist, Melissa; Kurti, Stephanie P.; Nagel, Jacquelyn K.; Sanders, J. Robby – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
There is little information about outcomes that persist beyond graduation for college students who take interdisciplinary innovation courses. This project describes qualitative results of a study of college graduates who were members of two such courses in different disciplines at two universities in the United States. Teamwork, innovation, and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Graduates, Interdisciplinary Approach, Courses
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Hos, Rabia; Argus, Stefanie; Triki, Anis; Yalcin, Mehmet G.; Walshe, Rachel; Santucci, Anna; Ponticelli, Max – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
This mixed-methods interdisciplinary study explores the relationship between theatre skills and graduate teaching assistants' development as university instructors. The authors employ a critical lens to look at classroom interactions as acts of performance. Data, which they collected through surveys and interviews with graduate teaching assistants…
Descriptors: Drama Education, Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Students
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Wyant, James D.; Tsuda, Emi; Voelker, Dana K.; Bulger, Sean M.; Barnicle, Scott P. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
Higher education institutions are constantly being challenged to equip graduates with relevant knowledge and skills for entering an increasingly diverse and globalized economy and workforce. The authors summarize internationalization efforts in higher education as an alternative to the traditional study abroad experience, and they describe how one…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, International Cooperation, College Faculty
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Susan F. Stevenson; Kay Fielden; Maya Gurung; Kristyl Zagala – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2023
This article traces the journey and outcomes of research undertaken by evaluating theoretical wellbeing models and practice research. The findings have culminated in the new Universal Wellbeing Model (UWM). Emerging from this UWM are innovative ways to support and inform higher and wellbeing education and social learning in praxis. The innovations…
Descriptors: Well Being, Models, Praxis, Change
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