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Cox, Milton D.; Richlin, Laurie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
Argues that a growing realization and acceptance of the complexities of college teaching is behind many current trends in the field and suggests that college teaching's complexities lie in changes in the communication process including the population, paths, levels, methods, and assessment in teaching and learning. (JB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Methods, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
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Cronin, Thomas E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
Good college teachers are masters of their subjects; are organized, prepared, and clear; demonstrate that they know and care about their students as individuals; display listening skills; create a positive environment for learning; and relate abstract ideas to the realities of everyday life. (JB)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Environment
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Shea, Mary Ann; Knoedler, Andrew S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
The staff in a teaching excellence program at the University of Colorado at Boulder analyzed research on new faculty needs and designed a program to support newly-hired, tenure-track faculty in improving their teaching. The approach used in the program, responses of participating faculty, and areas for future analysis are described. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Needs
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Beidler, Peter G.; Beidler, Gretchen M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
A college professor and his undergraduate student daughter discuss student motivation, relate this to the daughter's desire to own a horse, and discuss six concepts for motivation: giving students choices, placing material in context, arousing curiosity, being enthusiastic, giving students a sense of control, and knowing students personally. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Curiosity
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Horowitz, Sara R.; King, Nancy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
An experimental colloquium course at the University of Delaware focuses on ways students read and respond to texts. Using nontraditional activities including image making and symbolic expression, the course discourages passive learning as it explores literature and its effect on the reader's inner world. (JB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Students, Courses, Educational Quality
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Shulman, Gary M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
This article considers why journal assignments are desirable in a variety of college courses and offers a definition of empowerment, three components of a model journal entry, and criteria for journal assignments. Also described are applications of journal writing in English, management, study skills, and communication. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College Instruction, College Students, Educational Quality
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Mikitka, Kathleen F.; And Others – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
Describes "Celebrating the Teacher Scholar" theme year at San Diego State University (California) and the year's special features including: a campus consultation, a communications and network model, selected department and university-wide activities, a teacher scholar resource fair, and how priorities for the year were determined and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education