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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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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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Agolini, Susan H. B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
In order to improve the student success rate in a "gateway" undergraduate Biology course, changes were made to both content delivery and classroom support, and the impact of these changes was measured. Requiring students to interact with course material prior to class time by viewing pre-recorded lectures freed up time in class to delve…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Participation, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students
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Nepal, Kedar; Sharma, Ramjee Prasad; Thapa, Manoj – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors asked students enrolled in a wide range of college mathematics courses to predict their scores on quizzes and exams. They found that top and bottom performers were less accurate predictors, but those scoring in the middle range were more accurate in predicting their scores. Females were more accurate predictors of their scores than…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Yen, Nguyen Thi Linh; Cuong, Ton Quang; Chung, Pham Kim – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Transforming learner knowledge acquisition, application, and creation in digital learning may be supported by the implementation of blended learning and flipped classroom/learning, approaches that are now becoming a phenomenon in higher education practice in Vietnam. In practice, educators have approached flipped classrooms through various…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Technological Literacy
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Guerra, Archimedes David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study investigated the relationships between self-regulated learning, academic self-efficacy, participation in flipped classroom activities, and student performance for 36 undergraduate marketing students. Self-efficacy, cognitive strategy use, and self-regulation were measured using items from the Motivated Strategies of Learning…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Self Efficacy, Flipped Classroom, Student Participation
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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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Hunter, Karla M.; Westwick, Joshua N.; Chromey, Kelli J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Despite criticism suggesting that online courses could pose significant challenges for dually enrolled students, online dual-enrollment continues to increase, especially in rural areas and within general education curricula. These academic and student development concerns call into question the merits of offering college courses online to high…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Online Courses, Dual Enrollment, Electronic Learning
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Brobeck, David; Taylor, Carl – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
One of the most important processes in which professors can engage is to explore different techniques to improve the learning environment. Zull (2002, 2011) has stated that people adopt new learning by "idea testing." Was the test beneficial? The authors, who were interested in testing ideas to improve the teaching and learning process,…
Descriptors: Personality Assessment, Personality Studies, Personality Theories, Teaching Methods
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Dempster, Michaux E.; Dempster, Gregory M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This article discusses a study conducted to evaluate the effect of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) University College's Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program on student performance in first-year core curriculum courses. First, a description and history of the UTA program are provided. Next, the authors describe how quantitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stevens, Elise M.; Gibson, Rhonda – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This study evaluated syllabi (N = 87) from introductory advertising and public relations courses to examine to what extent and how stated course goals and assignments signal the overall learning orientation of a course and which type of learning orientation--mastery or performance--was most common. Mastery orientations emphasize intrinsic rewards,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Advertising, Rhetorical Invention, Instructional Improvement
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Curl, Angela L.; Benner, Kalea – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This cross-sectional survey study (N = 222) examined the influences of employment on graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in majors with significant internship or practicum requirements (journalism, social work, nursing and health sciences). The study is unique in that student perceptions regarding the challenges and rewards of working…
Descriptors: College Students, Influences, Student Employment, Student Experience
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Krain, Matthew – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This study revisits case learning's effects on student engagement and assesses student learning as a result of the use of case studies and problem-based learning. The author replicates a previous study that used indirect assessment techniques to get at case learning's impact, and then extends the analysis using a pre- and post-test experimental…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Quaye, Stephen John; Johnson, Matthew R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Intergroup dialogues are co-facilitated, face-to-face dialogues between two groups that have a history of conflict (for example, White people and people of color). Although researchers have explored the outcomes of these dialogues among students, little is known about the role of facilitators. Drawing from a case study of an intergroup dialogue…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Relationship, Discussion Groups, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Sokal, Laura; Desjardins, Nicole – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Eight Canadian postsecondary students who had been diagnosed with anxiety disorders were interviewed to determine their perceptions of the supports and barriers they experienced at university. Qualitative analysis revealed four themes related to student needs: self-determination; shame, guilt, and judgment; control; and trust. Students provided…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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