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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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Scruggs, Richard; McDermott, Paul A.; Qiao, Xin – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research impact is very important in academia. This study explored the research impact of faculty in doctoral higher education programs through the use of Hirsch's "h" index as measured by Google Scholar results. Characteristics of the "h" index in this field are discussed, and norms are offered for professors of different…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Ortagus, Justin C.; Tanner, Melvin J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Despite the financial benefits generally associated with expanding student enrollment through online education, many institutions may not know how to recruit online students. This case study drew upon interviews with 27 administrators from four public research universities in order to better understand how to recruit students for exclusively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Recruitment, Student Needs, Online Courses
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A.; Latafat, Sadaf; Thampikutty, Costin; Van, Julie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study engaged a critical discourse analysis to examine statements from higher education leaders regarding the rescission of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The research questions addressed were as follows. (a) What discourses are present in higher education leaders' responses to the DACA rescission and DACA…
Descriptors: Universities, Discourse Analysis, Undocumented Immigrants, Administrator Attitudes
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Zandvliet, David B.; Stanton, Alisa; Dhaliwal, Rosie – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we describe the "Learning Environments and Well-Being Research Project," a collaborative initiative between a research institute and a health promotion unit at a leading Canadian university. The purposes of this project are, first, to conduct research about how classroom environments within higher education settings can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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Johnstone, Christopher; Proctor, Douglas – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on our study that explored internationalization in higher education institutions as it relates to two levels of "culture"--institutional culture and national higher education culture. We examined two leading research-intensive universities, "Coastal University" (Australia) and "Prairie…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Alignment (Education), Global Approach
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Shadle, Susan E.; Liu, Yujuan; Lewis, Jennifer E.; Minderhout, Vicky – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Communities of transformation work to achieve deep, transformational change in higher education teaching practice. This case study of The POGIL Project follows the development of a community of transformation principally focused on the propagation of effective teaching in STEM. We describe the origin of the community, elucidate the emergent…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Little research has been conducted in higher education settings that focuses on how tertiary educators understand informal learning or on their role in fostering students' informal learning to facilitate formal learning. In this article we partially fill this knowledge gap by reporting findings from a case study exploring how 30 New Zealand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Informal Education, Teaching Methods
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Bronnimann, Jurg; West, Deborah; Huijser, Henk; Heath, David – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on the findings of a project funded by the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching and entitled "Learning Analytics: Assisting Universities with Student Retention." While this project was primarily focused on retention as a potential outcome of learning analytics, its application could be related to the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Foreign Countries
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Reybold, L. Earle; Halx, Mark D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Scholarship about ethics in higher education often focuses on wrongdoing: cheating, incivility, and a host of other misdeeds. We focus, instead, on ethicality as the enactment of integrity across everyday work life. This approach is particularly true in student affairs where administrators, faculty members, staff members, and students intersect…
Descriptors: Ethics, Standards, Integrity, Professional Identity
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Jaquett, Caroline M.; VanMaaren, Victoria G.; Williams, Robert L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
We surveyed students (N = 152) in several sections of an undergraduate educational psychology course to determine what course factors would most motivate them to submit course evaluations. The survey directed students to choose among several pairs of course characteristics as to their relative impact on their decision to submit a course…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Course Evaluation
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Young, Shawna; Uy, Ana; Bell, Joyce – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
The Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA) Program at California State University, Stanislaus provides support for student engagement in these areas from idea conception through dissemination. Through assistantships, mini-grants, the Student Research Competition, and travel grants, the Program is designed to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Scholarship, Creative Activities, Student Research
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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Rivera, Mark; Kuvaeva, Alexandra; Corrigan, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study explored the relationships between faculty scholarly learning, faculty teaching learning, institutional support, faculty demographics, disciplinary groups, working conditions, and career outcomes such as retention, productivity, satisfaction, and career agency. We found that the stronger the scholarly learning faculty members reported,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Work Environment, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George; Woodward, Scott – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study employed data mining and quantitative methods to collect and analyze the available histories of primary Twitter accounts of institutions of higher education in the U.S. (n = 2411). The study comprises a sample of 5.7 million tweets, representing 62% of all tweets created by these accounts and the entire population of U.S. colleges and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media
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Sanders-Dewey, Neva E. J.; Liszewski, Kyle – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Fluctuations in the financial welfare of institutions of higher education have long been tied to our country's economic well-being. For many institutions the most recent financial downturns have led to historic revenue and enrollment difficulties that have necessitated the use of cost containment strategies to conserve dwindling resources.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation
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