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Stancil, Stephanie K.; Bartlett, Michelle E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Reusable, or non-disposable, assignments are becoming increasingly popular with the proliferation of Open Education Practices. However, no clear nomenclature and taxonomy for these assignments exists in the literature. This literature review explores the various names and conceptualizations under which non-disposable assignments are discussed.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classification, Definitions, Educational Benefits
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Peacock, Jessica L.; FitzPatrick, Kathleen; Finn, Kevin E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The authors compared student perceptions and performance in an Anatomy and Physiology II course during the transition from face-to-face (F2F) pre-COVID-19 pandemic learning to online (OL) pandemic learning. Students and instructors completed the Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains (SALG) survey; perceptions were positive regarding both F2F…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Attitudes
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Young-Erdos, Crystal L.; Egan, Kristina A. Wenzel – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
A responsibility of faculty at liberal arts colleges is to help students make connections between bodies of knowledge through interdisciplinary programs. One opportunity for faculty to create interdisciplinary learning opportunities is with a short-term study abroad course. The purpose of this article is to provide a model of an interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Curriculum Development
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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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Durr, Tony; Barber, Larissa K.; Hales, Patrick – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study explored the relationship between graduate students' sense of community in online learning environments and their academic behaviors (online activity and final grades). Sense of community refers to social (connectedness) and feedback (learning) aspects of the environment that can potentially promote engagement and academic performance.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Sense of Community, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses
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Haladay, Jane; Hicks, Scott; Jacobs, Mary Ann; Savage, Tamara Estes – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a historically American Indian university that is experiencing major climate change impacts from hurricanes, was the setting for four service-learning projects seeking to advance sustainability in a racially diverse community. Courses in American Indian Studies, English, and Social Work, in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, American Indian Education, Minority Serving Institutions, Social Problems
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Haber-Curran, Paige; McRee, Michael A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
In this qualitative study the authors examined the teaching and facilitation practices of facilitators in multi-day co-curricular leadership programs for college students. Building on Bain's (2004b) notable study on the practices of effective college teachers, the study focused on teaching in co-curricular contexts. In-depth interviews of 15…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Leadership Training, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Miller, Ryan A.; Howell, Cathy D.; Knight, Shawn – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Increasingly, colleges and universities require at least one diversity course as part of general education programs. Students in required undergraduate diversity courses may challenge the credibility and authority of their instructors, particularly if these faculty members belong to minoritized social identity groups. The authors report on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Credibility, Courses
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Hailu, Meseret F.; Deal, Kristin; Tuitt, Franklin A.; Tabron, Lolita A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The authors present a taxonomy of pedagogical activities that can be used by teacher educators to foster a critical race praxis. The target audience is college- and university-level faculty committed to advancing equity in education. They first review the extant literature about critical consciousness in education. Next, they describe seven…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Critical Theory, Race
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study explored the progress of 40 language learners in a language education program in northern Taiwan toward becoming emergent researchers. Based on the data analysis, the study had the following findings. At the outset, the majority of participants initially used the metaphors "baby" and "sponge" to describe their role…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
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Rodriguez, Crystal C.; Rima, Brandi – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
"┬íPresente!" is a faculty development program for redesigning course curricula to meaningfully include Latinx/a/o studies across disciplines. The authors describe the program as a model for others, especially Hispanic-serving and emerging institutions, to create inclusive, culturally-relevant curricula and pedagogy. They describe…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Multicultural Education, College Curriculum, Faculty Development
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Min, Maung; Cruz, Laura – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study seeks to re-frame sustainability within the context of a business management course. Rather than measuring students' knowledge or values, the study uses scenario-based assessment, which sheds light on the process by which students integrate sustainability principles into a broader decision-making matrix. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Decision Making, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education
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Faught, Gayle G.; Martin, Melissa – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
In a paired-course project, students from psychology and special education collaborated to assess skills of children with intellectual disabilities. In this mixed-methods study, the researchers (1) administered measures of student engagement and career decision making to students pre- and post-project and (2) coded student journals for engagement…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Special Education, Cooperative Learning, Children
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Thorington, Katherine K.; Lenzo, Anne; Lyons, Jessica O.; Viscido, Steven V. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Winston-Salem State University incorporates critical thinking and oral communication into general education learning outcomes and assessment. To teach these critical skills, the authors used active learning techniques in a first-year seminar on animal behavior. Students performed simulation experiments and orally presented their findings. Their…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Critical Thinking, College Freshmen, Speech Communication
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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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