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Johnson, W. Brad; Robison, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
There are many kinds of helping relationships--coaching, mentoring, psychotherapy, and others. In this interview with W. Brad Johnson, Susan Robison explores how some of his insights about mentoring can be applicable to other types of helping relationships, like coaching. Mentoring is viewed as a broader relationship, but does include many of the…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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Frank, Katherine – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
The author examines how problem-based learning (PBL) and technology may be combined in the English literature classroom in order to inspire various types of collaboration, which, in turn, improves critical reading, thinking, and writing skills; hones research skills; encourages interdisciplinary study; energizes discussion; enforces connections…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, English Literature, Humanities, College Instruction
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Mihelich, John – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
In a reflective essay about experiential learning in the classroom, the author discusses a spontaneous student protest movement and how embracing student resistance as engagement can enhance the learning experience and foster a critical pedagogy. Students in an anthropology class attempted to organize a boycott of a scheduled quiz and, in doing…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Activism, Democracy, Relevance (Education)
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Beidler, Peter G.; Van Vliet, Louise – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
This article is a revised and abbreviated version of a session that the authors presented at the 25th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, November 19, 2005, in Oxford, Ohio. It arose from their joint conviction that while teaching is the greatest job in the world, teachers do not need to stay in it until death do them part. Beidler and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Retirement, Older Workers, Time Management
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Ransbury, Molly K.; Harris, Sandra A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
The collaborative effort of a professor of human development with expertise in group process and a general education professor with expertise in Greek mythology and culture uses a case study format to apply theoretical models of group dynamics to the travel and learning experience of study abroad. Implications for course design and group process…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Instruction, Course Descriptions
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Harte, Thomas B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
A limited approach to team teaching at the college level is described and assessed. Two instructors with solo assignments collaborated to teach a single instructional unit across separate sections of an interdisciplinary course. The experience demonstrated that small-scale joint teaching can have significant advantages while avoiding the practical…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, Course Organization
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Cowan, Marjorie Murphy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Argues that epidemiology, the study of disease in populations, is an ideal upper-level course for undergraduate liberal arts curricula because it offers a forum for learning and applying critical-thinking skills, as well as other skills important for the liberally educated student, such as analysis of political, social, and demographic contexts…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design
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Richlin, Laurie; Wentzell, Gregg W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Introduces the seven articles in this issue, noting that four focus on unusual methods for encouraging and assessing the learning of college student and three explore pedagogical methods for understanding and assisting students' learning. (DB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Welkener, Michele M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
Suggests the subtractive method of sculpting stone as a visual metaphor for framing a proposal for teaching and learning that encourages creation of participatory college classrooms where both logic and imagination are valued. Strategies for promoting an emancipatory classroom climate to encourage creativity include fostering mutual understanding,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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VanVoorhis, Judy L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
An interview with Wilbert McKeachie, a leading figure in college teaching and learning, focuses on advice for beginning faculty, including the importance of effective testing, mid-term student evaluations of teaching performance, discussion and questioning techniques, cooperative learning, and peer review strategies to improve college students'…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Milton, Ohmer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
This article examines undergraduate course tests, letter symbol grades, and grade point averages within the context of three dominant undergraduate models of instruction: (1) information dispensing; (2) training of scholars; and (3) personnel selection agency for society. Argues for critical examination of these forces and models to prevent the…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Educational Testing
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McClymer, John F.; Knoles, Lucia Z. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
Argues that examinations and assignments shape the way students learn, read, write, and think, and that authentic testing is the most powerful step toward improved student learning. Assignments must pose real questions addressed by practitioners in the discipline in question, must make scholarly sense, and must challenge students to perform rather…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Assignments, College Instruction, College Students
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Poplin, Mary S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
This article addresses issues of multicultural education and feminist pedagogy in the context of knowledge and its transmission, self-understanding, cultural and individual beliefs, and transformation of the teacher and the college curriculum. (DB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Quality
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Thomas, Trudelle – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
This article describes the effort to prepare college students for lifelong learning through "connected learning," in which learning occurs through active engagement. It also offers guidance for classroom practice including class discussion, reading lists, journals, cooperative learning, questioning and listening skills, and listening and teaching.…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cooperative Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Quality
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Jacobs, Howard L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
Examines how information processing theory provided a way to retrieve and structure an individual's 25 years of practical public school administration experience. Describes the resulting framework of "knowledge boxes" including: declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge, conditional knowledge, and enabling knowledge. Organization of…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, College Instruction, Curriculum Design
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