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Renes, Susan L.; Strange, Anthony T. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Whether our students are sitting in the room with us as we teach, sitting in their home listening, participating by video-conference, or answering discussion questions on an online platform, technology can play a pivotal role in student learning. In this article we discuss technology in higher education, specifically its role in hybrid or online…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Discussion, Distance Education
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Hardre, Patricia L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
Institutions need effective and efficient methods of professional development for preparing graduate students to teach. These skills are important both for their immediate roles as teaching assistants (TAs) and for their eventual roles in the professoriate. An iterative process model from instructional design can function as a cognitive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes, Teaching Assistants, Faculty Development
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Ash, Sarah L.; Clayton, Patti H. – Innovative Higher Education, 2004
The value of reflection on experience to enhance learning has been advanced for decades; however, it remains difficult to apply in practice. This paper describes a reflection model that pushes students beyond superficial interpretations of complex issues and facilitates academic mastery, personal growth, civic engagement, critical thinking, and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Service Learning, Models, Higher Education
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Romano, John L.; Hoesing, Rae; O'Donovan, Kathleen; Weinsheimer, Joyce – Innovative Higher Education, 2004
While the number of mid-career faculty currently in U.S. higher education is significant, professional development programming that addresses the teaching and learning issues of this population has not been a priority. This article describes the Mid-Career Teaching Program (MCTP) and presents data that assesses its impact on participants'…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Gardner, Brenda S.; Korth, Sharon J. – Innovative Higher Education, 1997
Describes a master's program in human resource development that uses experiential learning, transfer of learning, and team learning theories to maximize students' transfer of their formal training to the workplace. Activities include individual and group analysis papers and a team project. Students have found the group and experiential practice…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning
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Vincow, Gershon – Innovative Higher Education, 1997
A model for a more student-centered research university is proposed, a central feature of which is the student-centered course, designed to be less faculty-focused and to have more impact on student learning. Ten key actions needed to create this institutional form are outlined. Common faculty objections to the model are also discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Role, Educational Change
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Lewis, Robert; Berghoff, Paul; Pheeney, Pierette – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Three professors share techniques for helping students focus on assessments required in classes. Charts are used to show students the specific concepts, principles, and problems that will be included on multiple-choice tests; rubrics developed for assigned work are used to increase student expectations and direct their explorations; and negotiated…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Assignments, Attention Control, Charts
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Kimbrough, Doris R.; Weaver, Gabriela C. – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Three methods designed to assist nontraditional college students in evaluating and improving their chemical and mathematical backgrounds are described and their effectiveness compared. Methods are: one-day optional symposium featuring varied tutorial sessions; a pretest and subsequent offering of topical workshops; and pretest and use of…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Chemistry, College Preparation, College Students
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Gillespie, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
One college teacher's narrative of events and interactions within her classroom, focusing on differing perceptions of racial issues and ethnicity, is used to illustrate the value of narrative as a means of reflecting on teaching practice. It is argued that narrative allows the storyteller to explore self-identity by configuring personal events…
Descriptors: Blacks, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Silverman, Rita; Welty, William M. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
Steps taken by instructional designers in constructing a case study for use in faculty development are outlined, from the original case study idea to selection of an appropriate classroom incident, writing the case, and planning the teaching process (identifying relevant issues, preparing discussion questions, and organizing discussion). The text…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Nummedal, Susan G. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
Based on a classroom teaching incident described elsewhere in the issue, use of reflective teaching to improve college instruction is discussed. Ways in which the professor's changing understanding of the teaching situation can be deepened by teacher-directed assessment in such a context and, in turn, inform future classroom research, are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Gillespie, Michael L. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
Four lines of thought in philosophy that support the use of case studies and narratives to promote reflective teaching at the college level are examined. The four concepts include reflective practice or reflection in action; practical wisdom (contrasted with abstract wisdom); use of concrete cases for rational, practical decision making; and a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Decision Making
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Bierema, Laura L. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
The philosophies of adult education and Total Quality Management (TQM) are compared, and it is proposed that their combination can result in a powerful educational tool. A case study illustrating the merging of TQM and adult education principles in a community college business curriculum is presented. Strategies for making adult learning a more…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Murray, John P. – Innovative Higher Education, 1995
Teaching portfolios provide college faculty and department chairs with the means to recognize good teaching and promote the values of the discipline. Portfolio content should include information on what is taught and why, documentation of teaching strategies, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a teaching improvement plan. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Jackson, William K. – Innovative Higher Education, 1991
A series of national conferences focusing on college faculty renewal is described. The meetings have been attended by over 450 faculty, faculty development professionals, and academic administrators representing 188 institutions. The programs demonstrate that a wide range of activities promoting faculty renewal are occurring in a variety of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Conferences, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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