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Nurie, Yenus – College Quarterly, 2019
This study analyzed sixteen dissertations of students who completed their doctoral degree between 2014 and 2018 in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Data was analyzed quantitatively pertaining to the dissertations' research areas, research methods, and research contexts using descriptive statistics. The…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Research, Curriculum Design, Higher Education
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Prescod, Diandra; Gilfillan, Beth; Belser, Christopher; Orndorff, Robert; Ishler, Matthew – College Quarterly, 2019
Many students face a number of challenges when they enter into their undergraduate years. Career planning courses allow students to explore various major and career of interests along with their decision-making skills. These kinds of courses can either be general or focused to a specific discipline. The current study examined career…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Decision Making, Career Planning, Intellectual Disciplines
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Krawczyk, Ewa – College Quarterly, 2019
This paper points out the demographic changes in the American society, which is becoming more and more culturally and linguistically diverse. This demographic shift in society calls for radical changes in the educational system, thus not only mainstream, but all students can be appropriately served in schools. The author connects discipline issues…
Descriptors: Discipline, Classroom Techniques, Student Diversity, Curriculum
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Waddington, David – College Quarterly, 2019
This study investigates the alignment of a predictive model created to categorize first semester students by risk level of not completing their studies with the faculty identification of students displaying risk behaviours of the same cohort at Mohawk College. Data created by Finnie et al. (2017), is compared to a sample of first semester students…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, At Risk Students, Academic Advising, Identification
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Ross, Cory; Guescini, Dario – College Quarterly, 2019
Throughout the College academic world there has always been a need for marrying the didactic classroom material with the applied learning and experiential approach. At George Brown College we stated boldly a commitment to ensure that every student would experience a quality field experience in our strategic path for vision 2020. In order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Experiential Learning
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Green, Paula; Baumal, Brian – College Quarterly, 2019
Legal, privacy and ethical concerns impacted data sharing among post-secondary institutions in academic collaboration in Ontario. The legal/ethical environment was embodied by FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy) legislation, Research Ethics Board protocols and Institutional Acts enacted by the provincial parliament.…
Descriptors: Privacy, Ethics, Legal Problems, Classification
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Al-Musalli, Alaa – College Quarterly, 2019
This paper calls for a reexamination of the kind of transferable business communication skills that new graduates require as they enter the workforce. Market needs are studied as the focal point for developing relevant exercises to train towards workplace communication competence. The arguments presented in this study are based on an investigation…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Skills, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship
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Giraldo-García, Regina J.; Magiste, Edward J. – College Quarterly, 2018
This study determined that the addition of Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) attendance increased passage rates (from 66.5% to 82%) of first year students in English 101 courses. The model predicts first year students' performance in college writing, controlling for variables such as American College Test scores, and gender. A…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, College English, Predictor Variables
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McDonald, Theodore W.; Stockton, James D.; Landrum, R. Eric – College Quarterly, 2018
An alarming occurrence in academia involves the discipline of faculty, under the guise of violating civility or collegiality codes, for engaging in what should be protected academic free speech. This often occurs when unprincipled and/or corporate-minded administrators seek to punish or dissuade faculty from challenging or questioning their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Discipline, Collegiality
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Saraç, Hatice Sezgi – College Quarterly, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to compare two distinct methodologies of grammar instruction: task-based and form-focused teaching. Within the application procedure, which lasted for one academic term, two groups of tertiary level learners (N = 53) were exposed to the same sequence of target structures, extensive writing activities and evaluation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Task Analysis, College Students
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James, Terry – College Quarterly, 2018
The purpose is to improve insights and educational results by applying analytic methods. The focus is on the mathematics applied to learn from the kind of data available to most classes such as final examination marks or homework grades. The sample is 249 students learning introductory college statistics. The result is a predictive model for…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Introductory Courses, Statistics
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Froggé, George M.; Woods, Kathryn H. – College Quarterly, 2018
This study examined academic characteristics and tendencies of first-generation and second-generation students. Students at a mid-sized state university in Tennessee were surveyed to determine their preferred learning format, number of hours enrolled, hours applied toward studying outside the classroom, hours working off-campus, and current GPA.…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, First Generation College Students, Student Surveys, Preferences
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Waddington, David – College Quarterly, 2018
Canada employs a decentralized model of leadership responsible for the development and delivery of education and training. When compared to other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada ranks near the top in academic credentials earned, however performs near the bottom of the same list in numeracy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Educational Practices, Governance
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Narayanan; Sturtz – College Quarterly, 2018
The importance of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions to America's ability to advance its quality of life have long been a matter of discussion on a national level. The rewards of study in these areas are as evident to those who teach it, as they are, often, difficult for students to appreciate. This article…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice, STEM Education
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Blizzard, Kara; Becker, Yvonne; Goebel, Nancy – College Quarterly, 2018
A human library is an event in which "readers" listen to "human books" tell personal stories about specific topics related to prejudice and discrimination. At the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, the research team designed an assignment and collected associated data on the integration of the Augustana human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Studies, College Students, Personal Narratives
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