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Walls, Jill K.; Eby, Kelly E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study sought to better understand students' experiences with instructor feedback on writing assignments. Undergraduate students (n = 162) completed an online survey about the frequency, type, and nature of feedback they received from instructors, their feedback preferences, their satisfaction with feedback, and their use of feedback. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Preferences, Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments
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Principe, Kristine; Rensel, Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Research indicates that students don't fully utilize instructor feedback. The "immediate feedback assessment technique" (IF AT, Epstein Educational Enterprise, Inc.) is a testing system that promotes student engagement with immediate feedback during an exam. With IF-AT, students use an answer sheet resembling a lottery scratch-off…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Tests, Answer Sheets, Business Administration Education
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Lovvorn, Al S.; Timmerman, John E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The flipped classroom, based on constructivist theory, focuses on acquiring strengths within a discipline rather than knowledge transmission. While the process of flipping the classroom has been extensively explored, little discussion has followed concerning how to effectively evaluate student learning in this new teaching paradigm. The authors…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods
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Pieterson, E. Corrie; Ridgway, Judith S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The authors present an example of a social constructivist framework and a backward design approach to enhance an underutilized peer mentoring program for teaching assistants. Following a needs assessment for quality improvement, the authors designed a mentoring workshop and revised guidelines: Mentoring pairs now use a four-step process to frame…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Teaching Assistants
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Symbaluk, Diane G.; Howell, Andrew J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This study examined online student feedback to determine the extent to which students identify strengths of character in their perceptions of professors and whether student-identified character strengths could distinguish between teaching-award winners (n = 120) and research-award winners (n = 119). A content analysis of posted comments on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Mattar, Dorine M.; El Khoury, Rim – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This study aims to reveal the factors behind students' personal biases and preferences in the evaluation process in order to assess the value of using students' ratings of professors' teaching effectiveness. A questionnaire was completed by 330 students at Lebanese universities asking them to provide their feedback on 23 traits commonly regarded…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, Grade Point Average, Questionnaires
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Stearns, Donald E.; Houlihan, Adam J.; Corbo, Christopher P.; Mosher, Roy H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Two professors co-taught critical and civic thinking in the same first-semester course for four years. For the first year, they used computerized argument mapping and critical-thinking-for-civic-thinking (CT)[superscript 2] exercises based on open-ended scenarios framed within a civic context. The instructors assessed student skill levels using…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Civics
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Schwartz, Harriet L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
How do teachers situate themselves in their roles as assessors of student work? How do they maintain high standards and provide critical feedback while also doing their best not to shame students who fail to meet those standards? The purpose of this article is to propose a relational approach to assessment. This approach calls on faculty to…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship
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Baim, Susan A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Routine correspondence with the author's business technology students indicated the need for increased skill and professionalism in social media communications as a key driver of successful career development strategies. A new course designed to assist students in transitioning from typical, casual social media use to the more rigorous and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communication Skills, STEM Education, Skill Development
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Mabrouk, Patricia Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The author describes the principal findings of a survey study looking at student perceptions of a new form-based approach to reflective journaling. A form-based journal assignment was developed for use in introductory lecture courses and tested over a two-year period in an Honors General Chemistry course for engineers with a total of 157…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Journal Writing, Assignments, Introductory Courses
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Brewer, Pam Estes; Brewer, Edward C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
While online programs continue to grow at an astounding rate in higher education, many faculty remain skeptical of the efficacy of online models. This article provides an overview of some significant benefits of online education while recognizing some common concerns. An examination of the current literature and the authors' own online experiences…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Best Practices, Higher Education
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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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Christe, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Expanding faculty buy-in to retention efforts may be improved through training and opportunities for assessment. Materials created for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty based on the scholarly literature may dispel the view held by some that student attrition is beneficial to STEM disciplines and may expand an…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Asynchronous Communication, Workshops, 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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Michaelsen, Larry K.; Davidson, Neil; Major, Claire Howell – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
The authors address three questions: (1) What are the foundational practices of team-based learning (TBL)? (2) What are the fundamental principles underlying TBL's foundational practices? and (3) In what ways are TBL's foundational practices similar to and/or different from the practices employed by problem-based learning (PBL) and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Educational Principles, College Instruction
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