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Nepal, Kedar; Sharma, Ramjee Prasad; Thapa, Manoj – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors asked students enrolled in a wide range of college mathematics courses to predict their scores on quizzes and exams. They found that top and bottom performers were less accurate predictors, but those scoring in the middle range were more accurate in predicting their scores. Females were more accurate predictors of their scores than…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Battistoli, B. F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This study explores the relationship between the frequency and time spent on cell phones (independent variables) by students in the classroom and students' academic performance (dependent variable), as represented by self-reported grade point average (GPA). A 22-question Internet survey was conducted at a private Northeastern university (N =…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Behavior, Grade Point Average
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Langford, Sara J.; Von Glahn, Nicholas; Narayan, Anjana – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Many studies have examined the effects of technology on education as well as how educators feel about technology; however, this study examined the opinions of 528 students regarding how technology influences their education. In particular, we investigated whether students felt a sense of entitlement to use their technology in the classroom. The…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes, Influence of Technology, Classroom Environment
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Strassle, Carla G.; Verrecchia, P.J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Much of the research on uncivil behavior in the college/university classroom has focused on individual academic fields of study and been conducted at one, typically public, institution. This study examined perceptions of classroom incivility of faculty members (N = 166) from both public and private two- and four year institutions. The authors…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Pearce, Lee R.; Pearce, Kristi L.; Siewert, Daluss J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
The authors used a mixed-methods research design to evaluate a multi-tiered system of supports model to address the disturbing failure rates of underprepared college students placed in developmental mathematics at a small state university. While qualitative data gathered from using Participatory Action Research methods directed the two-year…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, College Readiness, College Students
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Synnott, C. Kevin – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The author examined the literature regarding college students' use of smartphones during class time. Findings included the following: Students believe they are capable of multitasking with smartphones, but they are not and earn lower grades as a result; students misperceive that their peers use smartphones during class time more than they do to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Elicker, Joelle D.; Foust, Michelle Singer; Perry, Jennifer L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The complexity of a course's structure may influence how well students understand what is expected of them. Using the foundation of the industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology literature, the authors modified a measure of "Perceived System Knowledge" (Williams & Levy, 1992) for employee performance appraisal to be appropriate for…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Higher Education, Course Organization
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Kolb, Kenneth H.; Longest, Kyle C.; Barnett, Jenna C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Fostering students' intellectual curiosity is a common goal of first-year seminar programs--especially in liberal arts settings. The authors propose an alternative method to assess this ambiguous, value-laden concept. Relying on data gathered from pre- and posttest in-depth interviews of 34 students enrolled in first-year seminars, they construct…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Personality Traits, Liberal Arts, Pretests Posttests
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Aspiranti, K. B.; McCleary, D. F.; McCleary, L. N.; Ga-lyon, C. E.; Blondin, C. A.; Yaw, J. S.; Williams, R. L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors examined the effects of randomized and delayed credit on the percentage of college students participating at four pre-defined levels on each class discussion day: non-participation, credit-level participation, frequent participation, and dominant participation. Although the same amount of participation credit was available to students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, College Credits, Reinforcement
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Black, Laurel Johnson; Wygonik, Mindy L.; Frey, Barbara A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the frequency and seriousness of disruptive student behaviors and the effective strategies used by educators to manage these classroom behaviors. At a mid-sized state university, 228 of 780 faculty members (29.2%) completed a 76-item survey. Results indicated that as faculty members' participation in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment, Change Strategies
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Peterson, J. J.; Kelly, A.; Stockton, M. B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
The purpose of the authors' study was to understand the reasons why students comply with requests instructors make and compare these reasons with instructors' perceptions of why students comply. Students and faculty at two universities completed the Interpersonal Power Inventory to assess reasons for compliance. Students were more likely to comply…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Compliance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes, Maximum Likelihood Statistics
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Rehling, Diana L.; Bjorklund, Wendy L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Classroom incivility is a major concern in higher education today. Yet little research has been done comparing the perceptions of students and faculty about the incivility occurring in our classrooms. Based on a survey of 3,616 students and 153 faculty members at a Midwestern U.S. university, this study provides useful information about the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Mihelich, John – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
In a reflective essay about experiential learning in the classroom, the author discusses a spontaneous student protest movement and how embracing student resistance as engagement can enhance the learning experience and foster a critical pedagogy. Students in an anthropology class attempted to organize a boycott of a scheduled quiz and, in doing…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Activism, Democracy, Relevance (Education)
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Cox, Milton D., Ed.; Richlin, Laurie, Ed. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1991
This annual journal presents articles by college faculty about teaching in higher education based on their pedagogical research and their classroom experiences. Articles in the issue for 1991 have the following titles and authors: "The Scholarship of Pedagogy: A Message From the Editors" (Laurie Richlin and Milton D. Cox); "The Social Cognition…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Edwards, Sandra; Bowman, Mary Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
A study in a graduate-level occupational therapy class found that questions asked by teachers and the instructional format in which they were asked influenced the frequency and level of student questioning. Subjects were 5 undergraduate and 15 graduate students. It was concluded that improved classroom questioning strategies may contribute to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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