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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study is part of a line of research that focuses on intentional, large-scale, and effective change in complex, dynamical, organizational systems. This research utilizes the behavior analytic perspective of organizational behavior management and connects multiple levels of analysis ranging from individual learning to cultural evolution. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Public Colleges, Research Universities
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Ray, Elizabeth C.; Arpan, Laura; Oehme, Karen; Perko, Ann; Clark, James – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
A new online program, The Student Resilience Project (https://strong.fsu.edu), explores how institutions can effectively communicate health and resilience information to students. We investigated one key element of a pilot version of this program, specifically its use of video-based "restorative narratives," which depict college students…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Resilience (Psychology), Health, Video Technology
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Woods, Chenoa S.; Richard, Keith; Park, Toby; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Jones, Tamara Bertrand – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
In this article we report on our exploration of academic advising practices at 19 community colleges in the Florida College System after the implementation of Senate Bill 1720. This bill made developmental education optional for many students and mandated that colleges provide academic advising for all new students. Descriptive statistics of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation
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Park, Toby; Woods, Chenoa S.; Richard, Keith; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Jones, Tamara Bertrand – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Historically, college students needing additional academic preparation have been assigned to developmental/remedial courses. In 2013 Florida took a drastic departure from this model by passing Senate Bill 1720, which prohibited institutions from requiring placement tests and made developmental education optional for many students, regardless of…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Course Selection (Students), Decision Making, College Students
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Jones, Willis A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In recent years, a number of colleges and universities have made the decision to pursue membership in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with the idea that participating in higher profile intercollegiate football can help attract students to their institution. This belief, however, has not been empirically examined. Using…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, College Athletics, Team Sports, College Freshmen
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Blee, Myron R. – Innovative Higher Education, 1986
The faculties of the postsecondary institutions in Florida, using the authority of the State Board of Education, have implemented a testing program that increases the assurance that all students who complete their sophomore year in college have achieved the communication and computation skills expected of them. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Students, Communication Skills, Higher Education