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Trogden, Bridget G.; Royal, Jennifer Ellis – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Foundational undergraduate courses in chemistry and mathematics are gateways to a number of lucrative majors and pre-professional programs. Historically, however, students often struggle with these disciplines and can benefit from alternate approaches to examining their learning strategies. This article describes the use of exam…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Palmer, Timothy B.; Short, Jeremy C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Service-learning is an instructional method that incorporates community service into the curriculum. The integration of service-learning into business pedagogy provides benefits that are particularly valuable to business students. Yet business educators have been slow to integrate service-learning into their classes. The authors explore the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Business Education, Teaching Methods
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Houtman, Anne M.; Walker, Sean – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
The authors tested the predictions of a game theory model of plagiarism, using a test population of student papers submitted to an online plagiarism detection program, over five semesters in a non-majors biology course with multiple sections and high enrollment. Consistent with the model, as the probability of detection and the penalty if caught…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Game Theory, Plagiarism, Biology
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Stiler, Gary – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
The author describes how the Understanding by Design (backwards planning) lesson plan format was used by his preservice K-12 students to develop service-learning lesson plans. Preservice teachers in a multicultural education course were given an assignment to develop service-learning lesson plans using the Understanding by Design planning process.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Lesson Plans
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Moberg, Chris; Sojka, Jane Z.; Gupta, Ashok – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
The authors' research was designed to identify the cheating strategies college students are most likely to use and who is most likely to use them--men versus women, business majors versus other majors, and students with higher GPAs versus students with lower GPAs. In a survey of 372 undergraduates at a large, Midwestern university, students…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Homework, Cheating, Undergraduate Students
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Walsh, David J.; Maffei, Mary Jo – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
A survey of 295 college students and 116 faculty investigated perceptions of how professor behavior contributes to an improved student-professor relationship, focusing on four dimensions of the relationship: fairness; caring and individual attention; flexibility and open-mindedness; and trust and credibility. Results varied by gender and major,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Randall, Lynda E.; And Others – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Two studies, one quantitative and another qualitative, of learning style preferences of physical education majors are reviewed. The quantitative study investigated variation in relation to gender, age, and ethnicity and how preferences compared to those found in other disciplines. The qualitative study identified common themes in student…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, College Instruction
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Nadler, Marjorie Keeshan; Nadler, Lawrence B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
Examines the frequency and length of students' meetings with advisers, as well as student evaluations of advisers' credibility and empathy, based on adviser sex, student sex, class year, and major. Adviser sex, class year, and major exerted strong influence on student perceptions of communication with their advisers. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Instruction, College Students, Educational Quality