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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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Kenney, J. L.; Banerjee, P. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
Research shows that active student participation facilitates learning. However, encouraging undergraduate college students to engage meaningfully in classroom discussion and to respond to questions, especially in larger classes, can often be frustrating for instructors (Weaver & Qi, 2005). Set against a focused review of the literature, the…
Descriptors: College Environment, Classroom Communication, Student Motivation, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Hite, Linda M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
In a college course on diversity in the workplace, students' experiences with conducting a cultural audit of the university as a workplace illustrate the dilemmas that can arise when students conduct action research in a real client system. Despite the inherent problems, the project resulted in significant student learning about the subject and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Business Administration Education, College Environment, Course Descriptions
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Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Cini, Marie A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
As higher education seeks to meet the needs of a growing population of adult students, tensions are emerging from the gap that exists between the needs of these students and professors' academic preparation. This article discusses how classroom structure, assignments, and policies in classes for adult learners can be configured to manage these…
Descriptors: College Environment, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Student Attitudes
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Vogel, Robert A.; Mosley-Howard, Susan; Scott, Ronald B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Describes how a university learning community curriculum model was used to produce an interactive multimedia videodisc on race. It outlines the three-course sequence during which students produced the videodiscs and reports the impact on students, faculty, and overall curriculum evaluation. The materials introduce several scenarios in which racial…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Instruction, Computer Software Development, Curriculum Development