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Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Elena; Zak, Anna – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The purpose of this pilot study was to build a theory to investigate how and what university students learn in informal settings of study abroad programs. The authors theorize informal learning as an interactive web of meanings constructed by learners in the process of their interactions. The process involved in constructing a grounded theory…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Informal Education, Hidden Curriculum, Study Abroad
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Harter, Alyssa; Jacobi, Laura – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The Circular Model of Collegiate Co-Teaching (Morelock et al., 2017) examines power and authority structures, dynamics of co-teaching relationships, and co-teachers' perceptions of co-teaching. The model does not include student perceptions, however, and it has not been applied to veteran-novice instructor pairs. The authors conducted a case study…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Reid-Hector, Janet; Heuer, Albert J.; Prestholdt, Florence J.; Parrott, James S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Despite the popularity of online master's degree programs, degree completion times vary greatly, often slowing during the final phase known as the capstone project (GP) or thesis. This exploratory, mixed-method pilot study presents health professions online graduate students' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to completion of both the…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Masters Theses, Masters Degrees, Time to Degree
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Roback, Karin L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Higher education has undergone a radical transformation through the use of technology, including the offering of online courses and degrees. However, programs with fieldwork-based components that require students to demonstrate application of adult learning principles by performing specific skills in clinical settings face unique challenges. This…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Krsmanovic, Masha – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
This research examined the role of a first-year seminar course in promoting international student learning and academic transition. Through interviews with international students representing different countries and majors, the author investigated how the course can best be designed and taught to overcome the common learning barriers encountered…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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Bernauer, James A.; Rook, Rebecca L.; Cope, Kenneth F.; Foster, Shannon L.; Swab, Jenifer A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
This study aimed to identify which aspects of online instruction are most and least effective for promoting learning in a cohort-based doctoral program. Four doctoral program alumni and a professor who participated in the inaugural online doctoral program at a medium-sized mid-Atlantic university conducted the study. The researchers used data from…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction
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Machette, Anthony T. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The benefits of instructor immediacy have been well researched over the past 40 years. This study investigated students' comfort with instructors' nonverbal immediacy behaviors. University students reported their comfort with three nonverbal communication behaviors: haptics, proxemics, and kinesics. A series of paired-sampled t tests suggested a…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Nonverbal Communication
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Abusalim, Anoud – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Reflection is a familiar term in higher education that is often recommended as a means of improving teaching. Employing a qualitative interview approach, the author examines some of the characteristics of the reflective practices of four excellent instructors teaching in a U.S.-modeled university. The instructors' accounts draw on John Dewey's…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Johnson, Staci N.; Dancz, Claire L. A.; Gallagher, Eliza D.; Pfirman, Aubrie L.; Patel, Khushikumari – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The ability to work effectively in teams is an essential skill. There has been recent interest in applying knowledge of striving instincts to improve student attitudes and performance within teams. The authors report results from a mixed-methods study examining the impact of utilizing striving instinct categories for team formation, along with…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Student Satisfaction, Teamwork, Group Dynamics
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Peacock, Jessica L.; FitzPatrick, Kathleen; Finn, Kevin E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors determined whether positive perceptions of integrating lecture and lab in Anatomy and Physiology courses persisted from 2015-2018. Students (843) and instructors (56) completed the Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains survey; perceptions were positive and consistent between both groups. Participant narratives identified the…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Physiology, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Walls, Jill K.; Eby, Kelly E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study sought to better understand students' experiences with instructor feedback on writing assignments. Undergraduate students (n = 162) completed an online survey about the frequency, type, and nature of feedback they received from instructors, their feedback preferences, their satisfaction with feedback, and their use of feedback. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Preferences, Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments
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Strassle, Carla G.; Verrecchia, P.J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Much of the research on uncivil behavior in the college/university classroom has focused on individual academic fields of study and been conducted at one, typically public, institution. This study examined perceptions of classroom incivility of faculty members (N = 166) from both public and private two- and four year institutions. The authors…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Snyder, Stephen J.; Edwards, Laura C.; Sanders, Andrea L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
An adaptation of Halpern's (1998) model of critical thinking (CT) was implemented for seven semesters of data collection involving 904 students in 44 classes. A pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was utilized for evaluating student growth in CT. The model comprised the development of higher education students' CT skills and dispositions by…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, College Students, Teaching Methods
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Pieterson, E. Corrie; Ridgway, Judith S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The authors present an example of a social constructivist framework and a backward design approach to enhance an underutilized peer mentoring program for teaching assistants. Following a needs assessment for quality improvement, the authors designed a mentoring workshop and revised guidelines: Mentoring pairs now use a four-step process to frame…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Teaching Assistants
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Trogden, Bridget G.; Royal, Jennifer Ellis – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Foundational undergraduate courses in chemistry and mathematics are gateways to a number of lucrative majors and pre-professional programs. Historically, however, students often struggle with these disciplines and can benefit from alternate approaches to examining their learning strategies. This article describes the use of exam…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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