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Martella, Amedee Marchand; Demmig-Adams, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
International students outperform U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while U.S. students increasingly leave these high-demand areas. To improve STEM education, it is imperative to determine the most effective and efficient instructional and organizational practices in these courses. This article identifies…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Chittum, Jessica R.; McConnell, Kathryne Drezek; Sible, Jill – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Teaching large classes is increasingly common; thus, demand for effective large-class pedagogy is rising. One method, titled "SCALE-UP" (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs), is intended for large classes and involves collaborative, active learning in a technology-rich and student-centered environment.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning
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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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Cohen, Alexander – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This case study explores a novel form of classroom simulation that differs from published examples in two important respects. First, it is ongoing. While most simulations represent a single learning episode embedded within a course, the ongoing simulation is a continuous set of interrelated events and decisions that accompany learning throughout…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Case Studies, Simulation, Educational Strategies
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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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Wickline, Virginia B.; Neu, Tricia; Dodge, Chad P.; Shriver, Edwin R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Previous research suggests that high quality contact between people from different groups is a relatively consistent way of decreasing stereotypes and prejudices. The authors determined that a very short-term, service-learning project with people with developmental disabilities (DD) could reduce college students' fear of this population. In…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Interpersonal Relationship, Service Learning, Developmental Disabilities
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Robinson, Jennifer Meta; Kearns, Katherine Dowell; Gresalfi, Melissa; Sievert, April K.; Christensen, Tyler Booth – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The "collegium" learning community teaches mid-career graduate students intentionally to prepare for and create learning opportunities for their undergraduate students, what the authors call "teaching on purpose." The design addresses the lack of alignment between research on learning and preparation of faculty for teaching,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Undergraduate Students
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Hayford, Barbara; Blomstrom, Sally; Mumpower, Lori – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the authors' research was to create a tool to evaluate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in service-learning projects. The researchers posited that components of service-learning, which in this case included the deliverable and reflections, are examples of fundamental STEM literacy and thus can be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Literacy, Service Learning, Student Evaluation
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Drury, Sara A. Mehltretter – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The author argues that deliberation is an innovative method for teaching communication skills, particularly group communication, in the undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. A case study using a deliberation activity on global climate change in an introductory biology course demonstrates how deliberative…
Descriptors: College Science, Biology, Introductory Courses, STEM Education
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Kuiper, Paula; VanOeffelen, Rachel; Veldkamp, Simon; Bokma, Isaac; Breems, Luke; Fynewever, Herb – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Using Max Weber's theory of ideal types, the authors classify the formative assessment techniques used by 12 college instructors. Their data reveal two pairs of opposing preferences: (1) highly preplanned vs. highly emergent and (2) focused on individual students vs. focused on the class as a whole. Using interview data, they illustrate how each…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Social Theories, Higher Education
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Marra, Rose M.; Jonassen, David H.; Palmer, Betsy; Luft, Steve – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method where student learning occurs in the context of solving an authentic problem. PBL was initially developed out of an instructional need to help medical school students learn their basic sciences knowledge in a way that would be more lasting while helping to develop clinical skills…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Constructivism (Learning)
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Komos, Michael – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
This study examined the characteristics of effective teaching as perceived by undergraduate adjunct faculty members in a large proprietary university. Three factors were identified through an exploratory factor analysis: Regard for the Student, Instructor Competence, and Instructional Proficiency. The author concludes that additional studies are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Coryell, J. E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
In the current era of global society, adults need to cultivate cognitive and affective capabilities for interacting in a wide variety of work and living situations. Studying abroad can provide unique learning opportunities toward this end. Good intentions in offering study abroad experiences do not, however, always produce the kind of learning,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Instruction, Instructional Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Grassian, D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The author argues that while outcomes assessment may be an imperfect process, if completed in a systematic and deliberative manner, it can help determine the overall direction, culture, and success of an academic department. Most important, assessment can spark meaningful pedagogical and curricular discussions that can lead to substantive academic…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Accreditation (Institutions), Evaluation Utilization, Accountability
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