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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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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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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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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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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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Christe, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Expanding faculty buy-in to retention efforts may be improved through training and opportunities for assessment. Materials created for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty based on the scholarly literature may dispel the view held by some that student attrition is beneficial to STEM disciplines and may expand an…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Asynchronous Communication, Workshops, STEM Education
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Yoo, Julia H.; Schallert, Diane L.; Svinicki, Marilla D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
This study examined the meaning of flexibility in teaching at the postsecondary level and its connection to teaching effectiveness. A total of 500 college students and 15 instructors participated. Data were gathered using an online survey with open-ended questions for the students and one-on-one interviews with instructors. Analysis followed a…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Lebec, Michael T.; Kesteloot, Lauren – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
A common challenge in higher education is teaching required content for which students traditionally have lower levels of interest. Physical therapist education programs experience this challenge when training entry-level students to document in the medical record. The authors compared learning outcomes among physical therapy students taught…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Documentation, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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