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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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Krochalk, Pamela C.; Hope, Ellen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
A framework for conducting discipline-related research through professor-student collaboration, developed at California State University, Dominguez Hills, is outlined and its application in one classroom project is described. Results of a survey of 225 undergraduate and graduate students in the clinical sciences, health sciences, and teacher…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty
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Torres, Evelyn M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
An approach to developing college students' critical thinking skills, designed for freshman composition students but adaptable for other disciplines, is outlined. Components include: establishing bounds of analysis; using bibliography to foster scholarship; capitalizing on emotional response; learning the genre to be analyzed by writing in it;…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking
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Simcock, Bradford L.; Lokon, Elizabeth J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
This article argues that obstacles to cross-cultural awareness are rooted in Americans' reductionist understanding of culture and structural obstacles within the university. It describes materials and methods used in a cross-cultural teaching approach that highlights the limitations of this view of culture and generates self-reflection by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Instruction, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
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Linn, Patricia L.; Jako, Katherine L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
This article explores the meaning and importance of alternating currents of study and work in the Antioch College (Ohio) cooperative program from student and teacher perspectives. Examples are given of how students integrate their work and academic experiences and how teachers find their teaching is influenced by the school's cooperative program.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Cooperative Education
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Jacobs, Howard L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
Examines how information processing theory provided a way to retrieve and structure an individual's 25 years of practical public school administration experience. Describes the resulting framework of "knowledge boxes" including: declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge, conditional knowledge, and enabling knowledge. Organization of…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, College Instruction, Curriculum Design
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Smith, Robert S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
Discusses how spreadsheet software can be used at the college level to teach mathematical algorithms that rely on iterative procedures. Describes an application in an Australian college class for second-year mathematics students including curriculum, structure, and projects. Argues that this approach can reverse declining interest in mathematics,…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design
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Edwards, Harriet C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
The theory behind the concept of the teacher as a model is surveyed and illustrated with actual events and techniques from college classrooms, including taking advantage of classroom mistakes to model thinking and problem-solving skills. Student evaluation results indicate that instructor credibility is unaffected by the use of these techniques.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Quality
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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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McAlpine, Lynn – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
Professionals in training may use the tension between classroom-based learning and practica or field experiences if journal narratives are used to: (1) provide a basis for professional conversations between learner and instructor; (2) conceptualize that relationship as between a mentor and advisee; (3) articulate the relationship between theory…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Dialog Journals, Education Work Relationship
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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