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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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Heinsch, Patrick; Handke, Jürgen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Humanoid robots are gradually becoming part of everyday life as well as education. Virtual agents have demonstrated their benefits for years, and experts expect similar positive effects from the use of humanoid robots in education. Project H.E.A.R.T. (Humanoid Emotional Assistant Robots in Teaching), from Philipps-University Marburg, has developed…
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Universities
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Johnson, W. Brad; Robison, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
There are many kinds of helping relationships--coaching, mentoring, psychotherapy, and others. In this interview with W. Brad Johnson, Susan Robison explores how some of his insights about mentoring can be applicable to other types of helping relationships, like coaching. Mentoring is viewed as a broader relationship, but does include many of the…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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Kiel, David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Mid-level faculty leaders need coaches to help them cope with rapid change in higher education. Too often they are unprepared to deal with the many challenges that confront them in leadership jobs. To respond, faculty developers, deans, and other senior leaders need to get creative. Institutions can leverage existing resources or affordably…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Leaders, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role
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Wolcott, Amanda M.; Bowdon, Melody A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Rapid changes within and pressures upon higher education make it increasingly critical to focus on leadership development in order to ensure that managers are equipped with the perspectives, skills, and tools needed to maximize the potential of their individual followers and their organizations as a whole while still finding their own fulfillment…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Skill Development
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Nardick, Daryl – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This article shares the insights the author has gained in coaching higher education leaders--department chairs, deans, vice presidents, and faculty--and their teams. It focuses on the attributes of higher education leadership and how the coaching process impacts these attributes; examines common areas of concern that surface during coaching, such…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Higher Education, College Administration
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Chick, Nancy L.; Nisselson, Rachel; Claiborne, Lily; Edmonds, Jeff; Yant, Anna Catesby; Hearn, Andrea Bradley – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
The authors discuss a scholarship of teaching and learning project conducted in three first-year writing seminars of different disciplines. The goal was to introduce students to academic inquiry, which they define as the process of critically analyzing class materials, engaging with the larger body of knowledge on a topic, using evidence to…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Criticism, Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction
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de Oliveira, L. C.; Lan, S-W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2012
This article explores an evolving mentor-mentee relationship between a nonnative English-speaking (NNES) advisor and an NNES graduate student by providing recounts of the work in which they engaged to prepare the NNES graduate student for the demands of advanced academic literacy and for teaching in higher education in the context of a Ph.D.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Shadiow, Linda K. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Professional stories that live within multiple retellings throughout one's career can, when the teller analyzes them, be useful in unearthing influential pedagogical assumptions. The author retells a classroom story, examines unacknowledged fears rooted within the story's elements, and uses a five-point framework for analyzing related assumptions…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Higher Education, Models, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
Practice-as-inquiry refers to the blending of instructional practice with systematic curricular inquiry. College and university teachers, while experts in their disciplines, typically are not specialists in instructional practice. Practice-as-inquiry (also referred to as teacher-as-researcher) may function as a mechanism of continuous teaching…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Dentistry, Data Interpretation
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Jenkins, Deborah Bainer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The culture at the authors' institution raised barriers to changing from traditional assessment to portfolio assessment in the doctoral program. A Culture of Independence presented barriers of time and functional inadequacy. A Culture of Compliance raised trust, group process, and membership issues. These barriers were managed and overcome using…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change
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Terry, Krista P.; Doolittle, Peter E.; Scheer, Stephanie B.; McNeill, Andrea – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
The development of distance and distributed learning environments on college campuses has created a need to reconsider traditional approaches to teaching and learning by integrating research and theories in human learning, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Creating effective and efficient multimedia for Web-based instruction requires a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Based Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Amundsen, Cheryl; Saroyan, Alenoush; Frankman, Myron – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
A four-year study followed teaching changes of an experienced economics professor as he participated in an informal faculty discussion group. Results are presented in three sections, each representing a different perspective: a narrative based on two interviews; a framework depicting teaching improvement as a dynamic process of conceptual and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, College Instruction, Discussion Groups
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Hite, Linda M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
In a college course on diversity in the workplace, students' experiences with conducting a cultural audit of the university as a workplace illustrate the dilemmas that can arise when students conduct action research in a real client system. Despite the inherent problems, the project resulted in significant student learning about the subject and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Business Administration Education, College Environment, Course Descriptions
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Eddins, Stefka G. Nikolova; Williams, Douglas F.; Bushek, Dave; Porter, Dwayne; Kineke, Gail – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
A University of South Carolina program provides marine science students with learning opportunities that merge research and undergraduate study. In three semesters, students mastered complex scientific concepts and important professional skills such as critical and independent thinking, teamwork, and problem solving. Student/faculty and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Course Descriptions
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