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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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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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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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Knipe, Mallory R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Student development of critical consciousness is essential in higher education if we are to promote civic engagement and educate students to be constructive global citizens. Research on consciousness raising reveals that instructors who have done due diligence in developing their own critical consciousness are best equipped to promote its…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, College Instruction, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Ritter, Lake; Scherrer, Christina; Vandenbussche, Jennifer; Whipple, Jessica – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Office hours are an essential component of the faculty-student relationship. At present, however, few rigorous studies are available to guide faculty toward best practices in their implementation. In this study, the authors analyze survey results (n = 169) from a calculus course that included required office hours attendance. Results are presented…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Offices (Facilities)
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Gilbert, Jacqueline A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Although many professors realize that note taking while listening to a lecture results in shallow learning and a lack of student engagement (Hartley & Davies, 1978), lecturing remains the primary mode of instruction. A recent challenger to the dominant notetaking/PowerPoint paradigm is Reacting to the Past (RTTP). To capitalize on the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Business Administration Education, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Machette, Anthony T. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The benefits of instructor immediacy have been well researched over the past 40 years. This study investigated students' comfort with instructors' nonverbal immediacy behaviors. University students reported their comfort with three nonverbal communication behaviors: haptics, proxemics, and kinesics. A series of paired-sampled t tests suggested a…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Nonverbal Communication
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Sayers, Robin; von Spiegel, Jacqueline; Hensley, Lauren – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
This mixed-methods study examined end-of-semester evaluations from an undergraduate course comparing perceptions of instructional support, academic support, and instructor caring in online and face-to-face settings. Results showed statistically significant differences in perceptions of instructional support, with lower ratings in online sections.…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Helping Relationship, Feedback (Response)
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Harkins Monaco, Elizabeth A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Introductory college courses are designed to comprehensively introduce divergent disciplines (Zipp, 2012) and can prepare students to understand the risks for multiple minoritized identities in their fields of study (Shriberg, 2016). This approach is effective, however, only if faculty are appropriately equipped to use intersectional pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Higher Education, College Faculty, Social Discrimination
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Abusalim, Anoud – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Reflection is a familiar term in higher education that is often recommended as a means of improving teaching. Employing a qualitative interview approach, the author examines some of the characteristics of the reflective practices of four excellent instructors teaching in a U.S.-modeled university. The instructors' accounts draw on John Dewey's…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Grant, Derisa – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
When faced with unexpected and charged conversations about race, class, gender, and other social identities, faculty often seek a list a strategies for what to say or do. Yet numerous, sometimes contradictory, strategies for navigating these discussions already exist. This article explores the issue of how might faculty and/or the faculty…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Intention, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Reynolds, Katherine; Ludlow, Larry – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Student perceptions of instructor availability outside of class are examined both as a predictor of instructor quality and as an outcome of student, instructor, and course characteristics. Data represent a 30-year case study record of course evaluations and instructor professional and personal variables. Student perceptions of instructor…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Course Evaluation
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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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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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