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Durr, Tony; Barber, Larissa K.; Hales, Patrick – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study explored the relationship between graduate students' sense of community in online learning environments and their academic behaviors (online activity and final grades). Sense of community refers to social (connectedness) and feedback (learning) aspects of the environment that can potentially promote engagement and academic performance.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Sense of Community, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
This study explored the progress of 40 language learners in a language education program in northern Taiwan toward becoming emergent researchers. Based on the data analysis, the study had the following findings. At the outset, the majority of participants initially used the metaphors "baby" and "sponge" to describe their role…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
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Reid-Hector, Janet; Heuer, Albert J.; Prestholdt, Florence J.; Parrott, James S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Despite the popularity of online master's degree programs, degree completion times vary greatly, often slowing during the final phase known as the capstone project (GP) or thesis. This exploratory, mixed-method pilot study presents health professions online graduate students' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to completion of both the…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Masters Theses, Masters Degrees, Time to Degree
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Roback, Karin L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Higher education has undergone a radical transformation through the use of technology, including the offering of online courses and degrees. However, programs with fieldwork-based components that require students to demonstrate application of adult learning principles by performing specific skills in clinical settings face unique challenges. This…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Yang, Yan; Ellis, Christopher; Harvey, Chelsie; Lovvorn, Elizabeth Grace – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Reform efforts in college teaching emphasize the importance of using innovative pedagogical approaches to make online learning more meaningful and successful. The authors present individualized project-based learning (iPBL), an innovative pedagogy derived from a traditional project-based learning (PBL) method. They describe their design model…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Distance Education, College Instruction
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Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; Jackson, Carrie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
This study investigated how the implementation of a personal change project impacted school psychology graduate students' knowledge of the change process. Ten school psychology graduate students completed a personal change project (PCP) in which they initiated a change within their personal life. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Counselor Training, Counselor Role
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Chappell, Kimberly L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The persistence of postgraduate research students is an ongoing challenge for many university programs. The author describes several curriculum innovations that were implemented based on the recommendations in the literature for improving student persistence and self-efficacy for conducting research and the results of a qualitative needs…
Descriptors: Student Research, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Self Efficacy
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Andzik, Natalie R.; DeSpain, Stephanie N.; Walker, David A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Professors in a university setting questioned whether requiring students to take in-class notes for points toward their final grade would affect students' quiz scores post-lecture. Students were assigned to one of two conditions: no-notes-required control and required note-taking experimental. A mixed-design analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Instructional Effectiveness, Scores, Tests
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Donald, David C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This article examines four years of assessed results and student satisfaction for a postgraduate course offered in a "flipped" or "inverted" mode during a four-year period in Hong Kong. Although final examination results rose in the first year and remained high, student satisfaction dropped in the first year and remained low.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Flipped Classroom, Foreign Countries
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Barthold, Christine Hoffner – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Over the past two decades, postsecondary classrooms have been shifting from passive to active learning methods. This shift has been supported by behavior analysis, which has a rich history of strategies that promote active student responding and engagement. One behavior analytic strategy is interteaching, whereby students discuss questions based…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Active Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Lecture Method
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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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Sockman, Beth Rajan; Carducci, Olivia M.; Clossey, Laurene; Batson-Magnuson, LuAnn; White, Gene; Wehmeyer, Adrian; Wells, Holly; Rauch, Grant – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Instructors from five disciplines implemented content-specific service projects and determined students' perceptions of their experience. An action research framework was used to examine the experiences and to analyze data in customizable pre- and post-service-learning surveys. Although the students' experiences differed greatly, results showed…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Universities, Institutional Mission, College Faculty
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Kong, Siu Cheung – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The article presents the learning outcomes of students after walking through a learning trail on academic integrity in a university. With an academic integrity framework and a scoring rubric, students' reflection texts on academic integrity written before and after completing the trail was analyzed by the counting of matching keywords and a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes
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Walser, Tamara M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
It is both important and challenging to assess transfer of skills learned through coursework and related organizational and societal contributions. The author describes an action research study to determine the effectiveness of a doctoral course in program evaluation. Using Kirkpatrick's (Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick, 2006) four-level evaluation…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Course Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Action Research
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Rottmann, Amy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This mixed-method study examined, through functional context theory, secondary pre-service teachers' retention of literacy assessments and interventions upon completion of their final field experience. Data were collected from undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers in two formats: (a) a cross-sectional Likert scale and open-ended question…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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