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Hinojosa, Juan M.; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Students attending suburban and rural schools face obstacles that make dropping out of school a viable option for them. The need for schools to find strategies that will keep students in school is critical. One strategy that is successful in keeping student interested in school is participation in sports. As the leaders of sports' teams, coaches…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Role, Mentors, High School Students
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Pyram, Marie J.; Roth, Steven I. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
A qualitative single case study design encompassing constructivist theory was used to explore the affiliation need of nine career college adjuncts and the influence that their working conditions have on their professional growth, motivation, commitment, sense of loyalty, and connectivity to the institutions they serve. Also examined were the…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Adjunct Faculty, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Case, Carl J.; King, Darwin L. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Internet trolling has been found to be a source of frustration and problematic for social media site users. Given that there have been few, if any, research studies examining the incidence and behavior of business undergraduates, the social media users and leaders of the future, this study was conducted. Findings suggest that students are active…
Descriptors: Internet, Incidence, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Bielecki, Christopher; Wingenbach, Gary; Koswatta, Taniya – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Students can increase their likelihood of academic success if they participate in at least two high-impact experiences during their undergraduate program. High-impact experiences have multiple forms, but whether students choose to participate may depend on perceptions of the high-impact experience structure, intensity, and additive nature to their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Interests, Internship Programs
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Garcia, Narciso; Jones, Don; Challoo, Linda; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Isaacson, Carrie – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
This mixed methods study involved a two phase analysis of how Early College High Schools influence students who graduate with <19 college credit hours, 20-39 college credit hours, or >40 college credit hours in obtaining a Bachelor's Degree. The research incorporated an explanatory sequential mixed methods design that involved collecting…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, Academic Persistence, Mixed Methods Research
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Wang, Huabing – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
This article presents a teaching exercise using real-time trading platform in an online international finance course with both finance and non-finance majors. The authors discuss their approach to accommodate to the on-line environment with the emphasis on preparation and flexibility, and present a statistical comparison of performance between…
Descriptors: Heterogeneous Grouping, Computer Games, Teaching Methods, International Trade
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De Los Santos, Stephanie Bain; Maxwell, Gerri – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
The lack of self-advocacy for students with disabilities in higher education is a concern (Becker & Palladino, 2016). A recent influx of students with disabilities has prompted higher education institutions to take a closer look at their previous practices in an effort to reach these students. This qualitative research study examines faculty…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Needs, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Waggoner, Charles R. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
School administrators face many decisions that require a degree of legal knowledge. The "McKinney-Vento Act" requires schools to enroll students that are experiencing homelessness immediately, even if the student is unable to provide any documentation that is typically required by states and school districts before students can be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Access to Education, Educational Legislation
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O'Neill, Kathryn S. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
University educators everywhere are trying to assist students in improving their ability to write clear and correct business English. Business communication texts, in general, use several decades of research that have established a three-stage process: prewriting, writing, and rewriting (Collins & Parkhurst, 1996). Identifying and correcting…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Grammar, Business Communication, Business English
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Motivation is a meta concept with well-researched theoretical constructs, such as expectancy-value and intrinsic-extrinsic, and encompasses a myriad of related theories such as self-efficacy, goal theory, theories of intelligence, choice theory, self-determination theory, and flow, among others. This study developed a framework that enables visual…
Descriptors: Expectation, Values, Models, Student Motivation
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Tanga, Magdaline; Maphosa, Cosmas – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
This paper aims to explore the academic hurdles faced by undergraduate students at one university. Using the qualitative research approach, a sample of 31 participants made up of peer facilitators, undergraduate students and programme coordinators was purposefully selected. Data were collected using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Academic Support Services, Foreign Countries
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Yarbrough, Jillian Ruth – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
With innovations in technology, adult educators can begin to create learning opportunities in very expansive terms. But, innovative, technologically advanced learning environments still benefit from a solid foundation in adult learning theory, instrumental theories like John B. Watson's Behaviorism, Lev Vygotsky's Social Development Theory, Jack…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Andragogy, Adult Education
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Hott, Brittany L.; Tietjen-Smith, Tara – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Faculty professional development is critical to support effective teaching, research, and service contributions. Sequential mixed methods were used to develop an understanding of tenure track faculty professional development needs at a rural, regional institution of higher education in the southern United States. Results from a faculty survey and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Tenure, Rural Areas
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De'Armond, De'Arno; Patterson, Robin – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
One of the critical components of achieving and maintaining business school AASCB accreditation is the collection of assessment data that provides evidence that a program is meeting its assurance of learning (AOL) goals. Although turnkey assessment solutions are available from outside vendors, customized approaches to gathering quality data can be…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Educational Quality
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Galbraith, Diane; Mondal, Sunita – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
Research is available on the graduation rates among primarily on-line institutions and traditional universities, but not much on the effect of on-line classes within a university setting. According to Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011, 89% of four-year public colleges and universities offered online classes, and 46% of recent…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Online Courses, Universities, Business Schools
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