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Goff, Jennifer; Hill, Eddie; Eckhoff, Angela; Dice, Tammi – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2020
Service-learning are structured experiences where students gain awareness and knowledge as it relates to civic responsibility, one of a few high-impact practices identified by the AAC&U. To help assess this practice, we utilized a directed content analysis approach of the final written reflections of undergraduate recreation students who…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Majors (Students), Social Responsibility
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Sauder, Molly Hayes; Becker, Frederick; Malcarne, Brian; Saville, Julie – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2020
Many forms of active learning are popular in the college classroom, including case studies, role-plays, simulations, problem-based learning, and some discussion-based activities. Team Meeting 101 is an active learning technique that draws from each of these with the goal of helping students apply academic content and build transferable skills. The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Self Efficacy, College Faculty, College Curriculum
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Richardson, Lawrence; Volberding, Jennifer; Zahl, Melissa L. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2020
Incorporating diversity within general education requirements has become the norm within higher education. In a world becoming more and more diverse, multicultural education can better prepare students as culturally competent citizens in a pluralistic world. This paper describes a research study based on a standardized diversity curriculum. This…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education, Diversity, Teaching Methods
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James, J. Joy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2020
This article describes the Faculty Cooperative Curricular Activities (FCCA) model developed and implemented in the Recreation Management program at Appalachian State University. FCCA's are experiential learning activities or assignments in two or more separate courses where the assignment is shared to build upon a common construct/concept. These…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Learning Experience, Teacher Collaboration, Learner Engagement
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Kleinbort, Tori A.; Duffy, Lauren N.; Powell, Gwynn M.; Fogle, E'Lisha; Gremillion, Paul; Kakraba, Karleisha; Olsen, Lisa; Stephens, Lauren – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2020
Written communication skills are essential in today's world; yet, there is a perception (real or perceived) of a decline in the writing skills of undergraduate students. There is a recognition that there are systematic issues within the landscape of higher education that make teaching writing challenging at certain institutions. A writing program…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Writing Skills
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Gray, Joey; Larson, Lincoln R.; Fernandez, Mariela; Duffy, Lauren N.; Sturts, Jill; Powell, Gwynn M.; Roberts, Kelsie – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
The complex and uncertain academic job search is often a terrifying prospect for aspiring recreation and leisure scholars. New doctoral candidates are eager for meaningful lived experiences and useful advice regarding the steps for a successful job search, including finding the right opportunities, submitting applications, interviewing well, and…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Leisure Education, Recreation, College Faculty
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Harmon, Justin; Woosnam, Kyle M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
My initial attempt at a first-authored paper was quite the adventure. I was in the midst of dissertation data collection and my early focus was on the intersection of secular spirituality and music. Someone I had met at a conference forwarded me a CFP for spirituality and music in a religious journal, and I thought it sounded like a good fit. I…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Graduate Students, Rejection (Psychology), Novices
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Fernandez, Mariela; Sturts, Jill; Duffy, Lauren N.; Larson, Lincoln R.; Gray, Joey; Powell, Gwynn M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Graduate school is critical period of professional development in the lives of aspiring scholars, presenting a number of challenges and opportunities. Synthesizing insights from an online survey of individuals on The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) listserv, a group of academics and professionals at various levels within the parks, recreation,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Professional Development, Academic Persistence, Student Responsibility
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Larson, Lincoln R.; Duffy, Lauren N.; Fernandez, Mariela; Sturts, Jill; Gray, Joey; Powell, Gwynn M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Tenure-track positions at institutions of higher education are often highly coveted because they offer job stability, academic freedom, and higher pay. Despite this allure, the academic career path is fraught with challenges, particularly during the first few years of a tenure-track position where one must balance new demands and escalating…
Descriptors: Tenure, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
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Schmalz, Dorothy L.; Parr, Mary G.; Powell, Gwynn M.; Bricker, Kelly S.; Dustin, Daniel L. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Promotion with tenure is often the ultimate goal for PhD students who choose to pursue a career in higher education. Extensive mentorship is provided for tenure-track faculty to smooth the path toward promotion with tenure, but most faculty members achieve this goal relatively early in their careers, leaving years if not decades ahead in a tenured…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Women Faculty
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Dustin, Daniel L.; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
To travel hopefully is to have faith that an investment today will pay dividends tomorrow. In this article, the authors discuss several different kinds of professional investments that have paid off for them throughout their academic careers. Some of these dividends are obvious. They can be measured in dollars and cents earned as a result of…
Descriptors: Investment, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Quality of Working Life
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Sharaievska, Iryna; Kono, Shintaro; Mirehie, Mona Sadat – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
More than a million international students studied at U.S. colleges and universities in 2016-2017 (Open Doors Report, 2017), bringing close to 39 billion dollars into the U.S. economy (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2017). Previous research reveals that international students often face significant obstacles in their adjustment with the U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Student Adjustment
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McGuire, Fran – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
This article explores the past, present, and future of shared governance at colleges and universities. It starts with a description of the seminal 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities developed by the American Association of University Professors, the American Council on Education, and the Association of Governing Boards of…
Descriptors: Governance, Participative Decision Making, College Administration, College Faculty
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Kumm, Brian E.; Harmon, Laurlyn K.; Evans, Katherine; Plunkett, Daniel; Widuch, Daniel – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Collaboration is commonly viewed as a valuable and necessary yet complex and challenging aspect of faculty life in the contemporary academy. The value of collaborative efforts is often tied to tangible, measurable outcomes as a principle marker of success (e.g., increased publications, larger grant awards, and closer conformity to defined…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Sense of Community, Self Concept
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Greenwood, Jerusha B.; Greenwood, P. Brian; Hendricks, William W.; Bruther-Blakely, Kelly – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2019
Those of us who serve the discipline of parks, recreation, tourism and related professions have long struggled with visibility and viability on university campuses. This struggle is magnified by the absence of an adequate umbrella term and the variability in the names of our academic programs and the colleges in which we reside. For some, the…
Descriptors: Tourism, Parks, Higher Education, Recreation
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