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Preble, Kathleen M.; Cook, Mackenzie A.; Fults, Brittani – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In the perceptions of most persons, sex trafficking is a recognized global human rights abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has articulated a call to action with its four "P" policy agenda: prevent, protect, prosecute, and partnership (Office of Trafficking in Persons, 2017). Institutions of higher education are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sexuality, Victims, Sexual Abuse
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Driskill, Gerald; Chatham-Carpenter, April; McIntyre, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study analyzed the transformation of a departmental culture through a process of implementing a new mission statement. The revised departmental mission promoted positive practices and rituals that transformed faculty relationships and student learning. These positive and ethical practices were derived from social constructionist principles,…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Departments, Teacher Student Relationship
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Carter-Veale, Wendy Y.; Holder, Michelle Beadle; Joseph, Lenisa N. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Doctoral student attrition is often referred to as a silent epidemic whereby students tacitly withdraw without ever being given an exit interview or follow-up. While most studies focus on the departing students, few studies focus on the institution's implicit and explicit policies and practices that encourage silence. Drawing upon the "Exit,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Attrition, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Hokanson, Sarah Chobot; Grannan, Sharisse; Greenler, Robin; Gillian-Daniel, Donald L.; Campa, Henry, III; Goldberg, Bennett B. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Designers of professional development activities and programs within higher education generally believe workshop learning outcomes and learner-created materials are what graduate students and postdoctoral scholars value from participating in these activities. We created a new structure for online synchronous workshops that integrates active…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Workshops, Graduate Students
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Emery, Nathan; Maher, Jessica Middlemis; Ebert-May, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Professional development in teaching is a critical component of ongoing work to improve student learning outcomes in higher education, especially STEM education. While there are many large-scale professional development programs designed to help participants change the way STEM is taught, few have thoroughly evaluated the outcomes to determine…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Prevost, Luanna B.; Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions prepare future faculty members for multiple roles, including teaching. However, teaching professional development programs for graduate students vary widely. We present evaluation data from a high engagement program for STEM doctoral students. We analyzed the impact on three cohorts of participants over three academic…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Students, Fellowships, Program Evaluation
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Morris, Libby V. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
The author examined the websites of two large foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. Each has developed projects and networks, coupled with substantive grants, to improve postsecondary education. These and other foundations have deep and ongoing commitments, not just philosophical but resource-based, to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Web Sites, Philanthropic Foundations, Educational Improvement
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Pstross, Mikulas; Corrigan, Trudy; Knopf, Richard C.; Sung, HeeKyung; Talmage, Craig A.; Conroy, Carmel; Fowley, Cathy – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This article focuses on the role of universities in the promotion of intergenerational learning and the facilitation of reciprocal sharing of expertise among learners of all ages. The principles of the Age Friendly University are used as a particular lens for interpreting two university programs, one in the United States and one in Ireland. Though…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, College Programs, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Burd, Elizabeth L.; Smith, Shamus P.; Reisman, Sorel – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) potentially challenge the traditional dominance of brick and mortar institutions as providers of quality higher education. The benefits for students include reduced education costs and global access to exclusive institution courses and instructors. However, the benefits for institutions are less clear as there…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Access to Education
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Thomas, Nicole; Bystydzienski, Jill; Desai, Anand – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Higher education institutions often use mentoring to socialize faculty members into their academic disciplines and to retain them. Mentoring can also be used to change organizational culture to meet the needs of historically marginalized faculty members. In this article we focus on peer mentoring circles for women STEM faculty at a large,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Womens Studies