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Laura M. Harrison; Erin C. Morgenstern; Michael Angelo – College Teaching, 2024
There has been a movement toward pedagogies that employ student-centered learning (SCL) to increase student engagement and motivation. Our experience transitioning to remote teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic provided an opportunity for us to observe how students used the chat function to take ownership of their learning. We used qualitative…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Learner Engagement, Synchronous Communication, COVID-19
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N. Swalve – College Teaching, 2024
Empathy is linked to decreased relapse in patients with substance abuse. Educational programming for nursing and medical students focused on developing empathy, but no research has been done on how drug education can alter perceptions and empathy toward addiction. This study examined the influence of a drugs course on attitudes toward addiction.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Addictive Behavior, Empathy, Course Descriptions
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Corrie Whitmore; Erik Carlson – College Teaching, 2024
Land acknowledgments are one step that educators and institutions can take to begin realigning their relationship with Indigenous peoples. However, many fear doing more harm than good when taking the first step of doing a land acknowledgment. In this paper an instructor who overcame such hesitation and an Indigenous faculty member share a six item…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Indigenous Populations, Decolonization, College Faculty
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Alison E. Kelly; Kelly Cuccolo – College Teaching, 2024
College students' learning experiences were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the move to emergency remote teaching during March 2020. With the present availability of vaccines, many colleges and universities are now transitioning back to in-person learning. Students will need pedagogical support during this transition, but…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Experience, Electronic Learning
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Carie N. Cardamone; Bethany Cobb Kung – College Teaching, 2024
This paper introduces a process of reading, reflection, and discussion used by two white faculty teaching at predominately white institutions to address challenges to equity in their introductory astronomy courses. The conversations focused on the context of large introductory courses, where individual instructors may lack resources and agency to…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Introductory Courses, Science Education, Inclusion
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Heidi Eisenreich; Andria Disney – College Teaching, 2024
Perusall is a relatively new online tool that engages students with content and each other. Within this social learning platform, students annotate content, ask questions, and respond to their peers. This commentary explains some key features of the platform as well as explores the benefits of using Perusall with college students. The authors also…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty, Online Systems
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Katherine A. Durante; Cristina Caputo – College Teaching, 2024
Social science students are often uninterested in studying statistics, and only take these courses because they are required. This disinterest can lead to lower performance. We employ regression analysis to examine the impact of attending Supplemental Instruction sessions on final grades earned in a required social sciences statistics course at a…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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Sabina Sestigiani; Ekaterina Pechenkina – College Teaching, 2024
This qualitative study explores challenges and benefits of introducing theater techniques into Higher Education (HE) undergraduate intermediate Italian language classrooms. Drawing on student surveys and reflective essays, the study offers original insights into how collaborative, performance-based activities can result in greater student…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts
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Aaron S. Richmond; Anna Ropp; Jennifer Bradford; Graham S. Ignizio; Jeff Hammond; Denise Mowder; Jessica M. Bittmann – College Teaching, 2024
Past research indicates that the testing effect is an effective tool to improve memory and retention and academic performance, however, very few studies have investigated the effects across academic disciplines with a focus on higher- vs. lower-level learning. Therefore, in the current study, we sought to examine whether the testing effect occurs…
Descriptors: Testing, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Stephanie D. Witcher; Pietro A. Sasso – College Teaching, 2024
To increase student success, higher education needs highly-trained faculty who are prepared to meet the needs of today's community college students. High-impact faculty professional development is vital to meet that need. With barriers to faculty attendance at traditional, synchronous trainings, leaders are considering alternative options. Using…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Rebecca Bryant Penrose – College Teaching, 2024
Because strong oral communication skills have well-known academic, social, and professional benefits, they are increasingly targeted and reinforced throughout general education programs in higher education. In these efforts, public speaking assignments most often ask students to discuss information they have previously written about (e.g., theses…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Writing (Composition), General Education, Teaching Methods
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Mary Bair; David Bair; Rui Niu-Cooper; Nagnon Diarrassouba – College Teaching, 2024
Career success is associated with having an integrated professional identity, especially for teacher educators who play a vital role in the professional development of novice teachers. Yet, the unique professional needs of teacher educators themselves, especially faculty of color, are often times ignored at predominantly White teaching…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity, Personal Narratives
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Caitlin G. Lynch; Stephen T. Young; Mona J. E. Danner – College Teaching, 2024
Teaching preparation is critical to success in graduate school, as many doctoral students across disciplines are expected to teach or assist in teaching undergraduate classes as part of a graduate assistantship or in the capacity of adjunct faculty. Many go on to enter their chosen fields in the academy with the expectation that they are fully…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Teacher Education, Professional Development
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Meredith A. Rausch; Megan M. Buning – College Teaching, 2024
An increase in student veterans on campuses creates issues similar to the growing population of other nontraditional students, yet unique experiences for this population. Although higher education environments are working to provide on-campus support for military populations, student veterans continue to report issues with communication,…
Descriptors: College Students, Veterans, Nontraditional Students, Higher Education
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Donald A. Saucier; Tucker L. Jones; Tiffany J. Lawless; Amanda L. Martens; Conor J. O'Dea; Svyatoslav Prokhorets; Evelyn Stratmoen – College Teaching, 2024
Teaching is a skill that can and should be taught in graduate education. Fortunately, many departments offer some teacher training for their graduate students to prepare them to teach introductory and other survey courses. What is apparently still lacking is training for graduate students to teach upper-level seminar-style classes. Therefore, we…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Graduate Study, Seminars
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