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Kendall, Chadwin T.; Yates, R. Rhett – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drone applications have experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Their capabilities and technology have penetrated many aspects of the modern world. They are being used for everything from emergency response and agricultural research, to entrepreneur businesses and package deliveries. Experienced…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Flight Training, College Curriculum, College Programs
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Nevenglosky, Erica A.; Cale, Chris; Aguilar, Sunddip Panesar – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
An administration of a private school located in the south reported the problem of a lack of curriculum fidelity to a new phonics program, which created a need to identify barriers preventing full curriculum implementation. Using the concerns-based adoption model (CBAM) as the conceptual framework, this qualitative case study identified concerns…
Descriptors: Barriers, Curriculum Implementation, Phonics, Case Studies
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Byers, Lynne Almerico – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
The challenge in dental hygiene education is to develop valid indicators with a reliable questionnaire to establish a qualifying list of dental hygiene program competencies that aligned with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards. The first phase of the study was the creation of a questionnaire and performing a Cohen's Kappa…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Dentistry, Competence, Test Construction
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Kendall, Chadwin T.; Stephenson, Ross L., Jr.; Yates, R. Rhett C.; Ziskal, Wayne S. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Collegiate flight training curriculum has changed over the past several years. The early era of flight training involved teaching pilots "stick and rudder" skills in conventionally equipped aircraft. With the arrival of the "glass cockpit" or technically advanced aircraft into general aviation, the Federal Aviation…
Descriptors: Flight Training, College Curriculum, Public Agencies, Academic Standards
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Hanson, Trudy L.; Drumheller, Kristina; Gerlich, Nicholas – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
The authors conducted a case study of a first year Communication discipline specific seminar class to determine how the use of a common reader for the course affected students' self-efficacy. Using focus groups and an end of semester storytelling assignment, the authors collected data that revealed three themes: choice for participation, identity…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Self Efficacy, Reading Materials
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Pjesky, Rex; Spaulding, Angela; Wood, Janet – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Using a dataset that matched applicants to graduate programs at a regional university who were admitted but chose not to attend to a section of students who did choose to attend, this research investigates the factors involved in students selecting a graduate program. The distance to a university was not a factor in the student's decision, even…
Descriptors: College Admission, Graduate Students, Enrollment, College Attendance
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Hartman, Katherine B.; Andzulis, James – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Higher education has seen a rise in the use of alternative credentials including digital badges, professional certificate preparation programs, and competency assessments. This study explores student perceptions of benefits from earning an industry-based certificate (IBC), which refers to assessment-based credentials administered and validated by…
Descriptors: Educational Certificates, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits
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Jalbert, Terrance – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
This paper examines relationships between teaching ratings and research ratings of business professors. The analysis uses matched data on teaching and research performance for 300 business professors across 104 United States universities. The analysis utilizes teaching data from ratemyprofessor.com (RMP) and research data from Social Science…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Business Administration Education, Social Science Research, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Ruiz, Alberto; McNair, Cheryl Lisa; Jones, Don; Sowell, Marsha – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
This study shares the results of a five-year effort to implement a school turnaround model facilitated through an unprecedented university-public school partnership. The high needs Hispanic majority demographic makeup of the public-school district amplifies the importance of this work.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Universities
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Bain, Steve F.; Yaklin, Lauren E. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Students who participate in a study abroad experience report it as a life-changing event or an experience that will have long-term effects on both students and faculty. But what exactly does that mean? Is this simply a natural result of such a trip or is it more involved? By looking at the research and informal evaluations of the participants, it…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Educational Experience, College Students
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Vasquez, Sonya; Jones, Don; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Isaacson, Carrie – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the perception of the value of academic advising to second-year students at a Hispanic Serving Institution in south Texas. This study surveyed second-year students during the 2016-2017 year to examine whether academic advising enhanced the retention. The theoretical foundation of this study relied on the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Advising, Hispanic American Students
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Denson, Chad – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
"The responsiveness of consumers to a change in the price of a product is measured by the price elasticity of demand. If demand is elastic, a decrease in price will increase total revenue. Even though a lower price is received per unit, enough additional units are sold to more than make up for the lessor price. Also, the reverse is true; an…
Descriptors: State Universities, Tuition, Enrollment, College Students
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Lane, Louis J.; Jones, Don; Penny, Glenn Richard – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
A small Southeastern high school that had undergone a turnaround or conservatorship process experienced a lower than average teacher retention rate. The authors conducted a qualitative case study to investigate teachers' experiences and perceptions of how turnaround strategies may have influenced their morale and how that effect on morale may have…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Teacher Morale, Teacher Attitudes
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Jalbert, Terrance – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
This paper examines professor teaching and research ratings. Specifically, this research examines the extent to which professors excel both at teaching and research. Similarly, this work examines the extent that professors who excel in one area are deficient in the other. Data for analysis involves paired research and teaching data for 300…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Researchers, Instruction
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Acosta-Tello, Enid – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Research documents the benefits of reading aloud to children and suggests that the more children are engaged during the read aloud experience the greater the benefit to their language and reading development. Children's engagement during a read aloud can be increased by creating anticipation regarding the story, making predictions about what will…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Language Acquisition, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy
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