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Wan, Sarah Lai Yin; Cheung, Ka Luen; Lin, Xiao Ying – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study evaluates the impact of applying a flipped classroom model to an advanced psychology course at The Education University of Hong Kong. The study implemented mixed-method design, including pre-post surveys and focus group interviews. Overall findings indicated that students were satisfied with the flipped classroom approach but yielded no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Flipped Classroom, Psychology
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Lovvorn, Al S.; Timmerman, John E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The flipped classroom, based on constructivist theory, focuses on acquiring strengths within a discipline rather than knowledge transmission. While the process of flipping the classroom has been extensively explored, little discussion has followed concerning how to effectively evaluate student learning in this new teaching paradigm. The authors…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods
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Grace, Christine Cooper – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This article advocates using Leventhal's (1980) justice judgment theory to incorporate distributive and procedural justice into summative assessment of student learning in higher education. It reviews important commonalities between the process of employee performance appraisal in organizations and practices to assess student learning in academe…
Descriptors: Justice, Summative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Martella, Amedee Marchand; Demmig-Adams, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
International students outperform U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while U.S. students increasingly leave these high-demand areas. To improve STEM education, it is imperative to determine the most effective and efficient instructional and organizational practices in these courses. This article identifies…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Schwartz, Harriet L.; Holloway, Elizabeth L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Assessment is a critical activity in the life of a professor. The authors' interest in professors' internal experiences of assessment led them to conduct a grounded theory study in which they interviewed 16 faculty teaching in social science and pre-professional programs, asking them to reflect on assessing master's thesis and capstone projects.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Evaluation, Grounded Theory, College Faculty
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Pelletier, Kathie L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This study extends the empirical findings of the use of continuous, lecture-embedded assessments to increase engagement and enhance learning. Outcome data (exam performance and attendance rates) from college students in three upper-division business course sections who took quizzes and wrote two-minute papers (test group) were compared to outcome…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Bernauer, James A.; Fuller, Richard G. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
The authors focus on the critical role of assessment within a flipped classroom environment where instruction is based on constructivist learning theory and where desired student outcomes are at the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. While assessment is typically thought of in terms of providing summative measures of performance or achievement, it…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Stearns, Donald E.; Houlihan, Adam J.; Corbo, Christopher P.; Mosher, Roy H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Two professors co-taught critical and civic thinking in the same first-semester course for four years. For the first year, they used computerized argument mapping and critical-thinking-for-civic-thinking (CT)[superscript 2] exercises based on open-ended scenarios framed within a civic context. The instructors assessed student skill levels using…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Civics
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Schwartz, Harriet L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
How do teachers situate themselves in their roles as assessors of student work? How do they maintain high standards and provide critical feedback while also doing their best not to shame students who fail to meet those standards? The purpose of this article is to propose a relational approach to assessment. This approach calls on faculty to…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship
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Baim, Susan A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Routine correspondence with the author's business technology students indicated the need for increased skill and professionalism in social media communications as a key driver of successful career development strategies. A new course designed to assist students in transitioning from typical, casual social media use to the more rigorous and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communication Skills, STEM Education, Skill Development
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Douglas, Jennifer; Powell, Darcey N.; Rouamba, Nathalie H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) play a crucial role in North American colleges. At a mid-Atlantic, land grant institution, GTAs instruct 34,000 undergraduates per semester. Given this scope, GTAs exert a powerful influence on undergraduate learning, yet little is known about their teaching beliefs in relation to their classroom practices. This…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Cohen, Alexander – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This case study explores a novel form of classroom simulation that differs from published examples in two important respects. First, it is ongoing. While most simulations represent a single learning episode embedded within a course, the ongoing simulation is a continuous set of interrelated events and decisions that accompany learning throughout…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Case Studies, Simulation, Educational Strategies
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Hayford, Barbara; Blomstrom, Sally; Mumpower, Lori – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the authors' research was to create a tool to evaluate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in service-learning projects. The researchers posited that components of service-learning, which in this case included the deliverable and reflections, are examples of fundamental STEM literacy and thus can be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Literacy, Service Learning, Student Evaluation
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Christe, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Expanding faculty buy-in to retention efforts may be improved through training and opportunities for assessment. Materials created for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty based on the scholarly literature may dispel the view held by some that student attrition is beneficial to STEM disciplines and may expand an…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Asynchronous Communication, Workshops, STEM Education
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Cooper, James L.; Robinson, Pamela – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
The authors describe several types of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) and cognitive scaffolding procedures that they have developed over the years. They then bring the procedures together in a sample lecture/group learning class presentation.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Lecture Method
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