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Woodhead, Erin L.; Brown, Preston; Snycerski, Susan; Laraway, Sean; Bathurst, Nicholas; Feist, Greg; Rogers, Ronald F. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
In an examination of a brief and innovative partnership, we compared outcomes for two disciplines, Elementary Statistics and General Psychology, across three formats: online as part of the San José State University-Udacity partnership (termed "SJSU Plus"), face-to-face (FTF), and online in a redesigned course offering. We also examine…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Partnerships in Education
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Hakkola, Leah; King, Jean A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
In this article we describe the Graduate Review and Improvement Process (GRIP), an innovative evaluation process that makes student input central, now beginning its fifth year of implementation at the University of Minnesota. We begin by contrasting GRIP with traditional graduate program review, and we then explain the conceptual underpinnings of…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Graduate Study
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Hentschke, Guilbert C.; Parry, Shirley C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
While advocates of the proposed "Gainful Employment" regulations promise a variety of improvements for students attending for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs), there is little research on how these institutions are responding to this heightened form of accountability. Through interviews with senior executives of FPCUs, we used…
Descriptors: Employment, Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Educational Innovation
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Davis, Shannon N.; Jacobsen, Shannon K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In the burgeoning literature on infusing undergraduate research and creative activities into the curriculum of research-intensive institutions, few studies have examined the perspectives of the faculty mentors who provide the individualized opportunities for students. Based on focus group data from 50 faculty mentors, we document faculty…
Descriptors: Barriers, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Hargis, Jace; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Kamali, Tayeb; Soto, Melissa – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
This article presents faculty perceptions of the first month of iPad deployment in a national college system and a case study describing the integration of mobile learning devices in one college, interpreted within the framework of a SWOT analysis. We include a brief history of the implementation; description of the three-tier structure of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Programs, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices
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Baldwin, Roger G.; Zeig, Michael J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
The emeritus college, a recent higher education innovation, provides retired professors with a means to stay intellectually engaged and continue to contribute professionally in retirement. The emeritus college can also help institutions maintain a steady flow of professional talent by making retirement more attractive for senior academics. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, College Faculty, Teacher Retirement
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Arena, Meaghan L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
With institutions of higher education experiencing lower completion rates than our international counterparts and with rising student loan debt, the American higher education system is in crisis. As faculty members and administrators work to solve these growing problems in the credit-bearing side of higher education, the non-credit side is largely…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Educational Benefits, Employment Potential, Educational Innovation
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Comeaux, Eddie – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
There are increasing concerns about the educational experiences of Division I student-athletes in big-time college sports. Calls for reform have come from within colleges and universities and beyond. The literature of innovative management offers ideas that can help mitigate the academic and athletic divide and offer new ideas for athletic…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Educational Change, College Students, Athletes
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Smith-Sebasto, Nicholas J.; Shebitz, Daniela J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
We explain the process used at Kean University (New Jersey) to create an innovative undergraduate degree program in sustainability science. This interdisciplinary program provides students with the strong science background necessary to understand and address the opportunities associated with sustainability. We articulate seven steps taken during…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Innovation, Sustainability
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Schejbal, David – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this essay I argue that online education, artificial intelligence, and market pressures are driving higher education to adopt the industrial model and to find a new paradigm for delivering education at low costs. In addition, there is tremendous pressure from the federal government to make universities more accountable while making higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Eppes, Tom A.; Milanovic, Ivana; Sweitzer, H. Fredrick – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we describe a curricular strategy that improves the full range of skillsets critical to capstone success. Improved Capstone (ICap) was developed and implemented across the thermo-fluids topical area in the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at the University of Hartford. ICap experiential courses sequentially…
Descriptors: Assignments, Engineering Technology, Information Literacy, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Sandmann, Lorilee R.; Saltmarsh, John; Giles, Dwight E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Community engagement is one of the major innovations that has occurred in higher education over the last 20 years. At the center of this innovation are faculty members because of their intimate ties to the academic mission. This article examines the progress that has been made in understanding this critical area of faculty work. It builds on past…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, School Community Relationship
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Books, Sue; Ragnarsdottir, Hanna; Jonsson, Olafur Pall; Macdonald, Allyson – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
The International Studies in Education program at the University of Iceland illustrates how one university is responding to global trends in higher education. Through a case study we examined the significance of an innovative B.A. program, which is taught in English, aligned with values affirmed in critical multiculturalist scholarship, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Global Approach, Immigrants
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Mulcahy, D. G. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
We have long associated the ideal of a liberal education with an ideal of the educated person. Cognitive science, constructivist views of education, a new appreciation of the significance of practical knowledge, and a heightened awareness of the potential of education for social progress have had an impact on these ideals. As a consequence, new…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), General Education, Liberal Arts, Role of Education
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Haviland, Don; Shin, Seon-Hi; Turley, Steve – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
This article examines the impact of a faculty professional development effort on the understanding, confidence, and attitudes of education faculty related to program assessment activities. We applied literature on the adoption of innovations, institutional effectiveness, and professional development to a case study of a series of workshops on…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Workshops, Faculty Development
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