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Ulrich, Deborah L.; Brewer, Tracy; Steele-Johnson, Deborah; Juvina, Ion; Peyton, Elizabeth; Hammond, Crystal – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
We examined the effects of team-based learning (TBL) versus traditional and enhanced lecture-based instruction over time (Study 1; N = 532 nursing students) and the psychometric properties of the Team Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBL-SAI), a popular measure of reactions to TBL (Study 2; N = 323 nursing and medical students).…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction
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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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Hay, M. Cameron – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Undergraduate student learning focuses on the development of disciplinary strength in majors and minors so that students gain depth in particular fields, foster individual expertise, and learn problem solving from disciplinary perspectives. However, the complexities of real-world problems do not respect disciplinary boundaries. Complex problems…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Global Approach
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Owen, Leanne R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
The author presents self-report data from students in three upper-level undergraduate courses to illustrate the comparative effectiveness of different out-of-class assessment approaches in promoting completion and comprehension of reading assignments. Students reported agreeing or strongly agreeing that all three assignments motivated them to…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Undergraduate Students, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes
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Chittum, Jessica R.; McConnell, Kathryne Drezek; Sible, Jill – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Teaching large classes is increasingly common; thus, demand for effective large-class pedagogy is rising. One method, titled "SCALE-UP" (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs), is intended for large classes and involves collaborative, active learning in a technology-rich and student-centered environment.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning
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Curl, Angela L.; Benner, Kalea – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This cross-sectional survey study (N = 222) examined the influences of employment on graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in majors with significant internship or practicum requirements (journalism, social work, nursing and health sciences). The study is unique in that student perceptions regarding the challenges and rewards of working…
Descriptors: College Students, Influences, Student Employment, Student Experience
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Crawford, Pat; Brazelton, G. Blue; Dalton, Robert; Ewing, Kamahra; Hu, Sihua; Johnson, Amber N. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Incidental learning is an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of curriculum. This study evaluated 166 course reflections dated 2002-2011 in the Bailey Scholars Program (a self-directed, learner-centered curriculum). The study utilized 21 incidental learning characteristics to code and analyze the course evaluations. The authors propose a new…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Qualitative Research, Montessori Method, Student Centered Curriculum
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Pérez, David, II.; Ashlee, Kyle C.; Do, Virginia H.; Karikari, Shamika N.; Sim, Colby – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Fostering student success in higher education requires a paradigm shift. Instead of "fixing" students, efforts must center on preparing college educators. In this study, journal entries from a graduate-level course were used to explore how exposing Graduate Student Affairs Educators to anti-deficit perspectives on student success…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, Reflection, Graduate Students
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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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Robison, Susan; Gray, Christine R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
While faculty member benefit when they receive the feedback and support they need from their department chairs, chairs often have no training and limited interest in the role, especially when thrust into it. This primer outlines the key coaching skills needed to equip chairs to approach performance reviews and coaching/ supporting their faculty…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Coaching (Performance), College Faculty, Leadership Role
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Cruz, Laura; Rosemond, LaNise – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This article provides a review of the literature on coaching in higher education and how the practice connects with the past, present, and future of the field of educational development. As the field shifts its focus from individual faculty to organizational change, the authors highlight the potential of coaching to play an integrative role in…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Development, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, W. Brad; Robison, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
There are many kinds of helping relationships--coaching, mentoring, psychotherapy, and others. In this interview with W. Brad Johnson, Susan Robison explores how some of his insights about mentoring can be applicable to other types of helping relationships, like coaching. Mentoring is viewed as a broader relationship, but does include many of the…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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