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Yoo, Julia H.; Schallert, Diane L.; Svinicki, Marilla D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
This study examined the meaning of flexibility in teaching at the postsecondary level and its connection to teaching effectiveness. A total of 500 college students and 15 instructors participated. Data were gathered using an online survey with open-ended questions for the students and one-on-one interviews with instructors. Analysis followed a…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Cini, Marie A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
As higher education seeks to meet the needs of a growing population of adult students, tensions are emerging from the gap that exists between the needs of these students and professors' academic preparation. This article discusses how classroom structure, assignments, and policies in classes for adult learners can be configured to manage these…
Descriptors: College Environment, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Student Attitudes