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Stancil, Stephanie K.; Bartlett, Michelle E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Reusable, or non-disposable, assignments are becoming increasingly popular with the proliferation of Open Education Practices. However, no clear nomenclature and taxonomy for these assignments exists in the literature. This literature review explores the various names and conceptualizations under which non-disposable assignments are discussed.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classification, Definitions, Educational Benefits
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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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Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Elena; Zak, Anna – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The purpose of this pilot study was to build a theory to investigate how and what university students learn in informal settings of study abroad programs. The authors theorize informal learning as an interactive web of meanings constructed by learners in the process of their interactions. The process involved in constructing a grounded theory…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Informal Education, Hidden Curriculum, Study Abroad
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Haladay, Jane; Hicks, Scott; Jacobs, Mary Ann; Savage, Tamara Estes – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a historically American Indian university that is experiencing major climate change impacts from hurricanes, was the setting for four service-learning projects seeking to advance sustainability in a racially diverse community. Courses in American Indian Studies, English, and Social Work, in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, American Indian Education, Minority Serving Institutions, Social Problems
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Haber-Curran, Paige; McRee, Michael A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
In this qualitative study the authors examined the teaching and facilitation practices of facilitators in multi-day co-curricular leadership programs for college students. Building on Bain's (2004b) notable study on the practices of effective college teachers, the study focused on teaching in co-curricular contexts. In-depth interviews of 15…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Leadership Training, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Min, Maung; Cruz, Laura – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study seeks to re-frame sustainability within the context of a business management course. Rather than measuring students' knowledge or values, the study uses scenario-based assessment, which sheds light on the process by which students integrate sustainability principles into a broader decision-making matrix. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Decision Making, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education
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Passalacqua, Camille; Gold, Rachelle S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The authors chronicle developing and teaching a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded trauma literature seminar at a public Historically Black University. The course focused on how literary and visual art from different countries and historical eras address two questions: "Can people survive and heal after trauma, not just physically,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Trauma, Seminars, Literature
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Wright, Meghan C.; Nichols, Thomas – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The authors describe the traits, typologies, and behaviors of Generation Z (those born after 1997) to set the stage for the changes needed to engage this generation of students in the classroom. Using this knowledge about Generation Z as a foundation, the authors call for innovative approaches to teaching that engage students actively in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Generational Differences, Student Motivation, Educational Innovation
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Getty, Stephen R.; Barron, Kenneth E.; Hulleman, Chris S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
To improve student motivation, the authors propose a five-step process that entails learning about a motivation framework, identifying students' motivational challenges based on that framework, adopting interventions to address those challenges, and assessing the effectiveness of the interventions. In particular, they recommend adopting the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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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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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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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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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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