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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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Yob, Iris M.; Danver, Steven L.; Kristensen, Sheryl; Schulz, William; Simmons, Kathy; Brashen, Henry M.; Sidler Krysiak, Rebecca; Kiltz, Linda; Gatlin, Linda; Wesson, Suzanne; Penland, Diane R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Institutions of higher education frequently acknowledge their role in contributing to the common good through their mission statements. The current literature suggests that in order to be effective mission statements must be clearly articulated and reflected in all the activities of the institution including its curriculum. Faculty members at…
Descriptors: Social Change, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Guides, Institutional Mission
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Herman, Jennifer H. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative study investigated the types and frequency of incentives for online instruction at non-profit institutions of higher education with an established teaching and learning development unit. While up to 70% of institutions offer incentives, this support is not universal and varies by incentive type and purpose.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Statistical Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Program Descriptions
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Mak, Anita S.; Kennedy, Monica – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
The Internationalising the Student Experience Project was devised and piloted as a teaching innovation to improve the intercultural awareness of instructors and, subsequently, that of their domestic and international students. In this article we claim that instructor preparation in the use of the Alliance Building and Cultural Mapping tools of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Experiential Learning, Student Experience, Pilot Projects
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Jensen, Jane McEldowney – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we present an overview of a recently launched cohort-based Ed.D. program that prepares participants to conduct group dissertations. The program, a hybrid model of online learning activities and monthly face-to-face class sessions, is delivered through a partnership between a university's college of education and the administrative…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Technical Institutes
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Vanasupa, Linda; McCormick, Kathryn E.; Stefanco, Carolyn J.; Herter, Roberta J.; McDonald, Margot – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we describe the challenges of transdisciplinary teamwork involving four faculty members from dissimilar epistemological traditions in the process of developing a manuscript on the lessons learned in our teaching collaboration. Our difficulty originated in implicit mental models and assumptions that caused incongruence between our…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teacher Collaboration, Writing for Publication, Program Descriptions
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Clark, Steven C.; Griffin, Rick A.; Martin, Cameron K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
Institutional policies and policy systems are vital to the well-being of institutions of higher education. While many institutions dedicate time and resources to the development of key policies, the establishment of a well-designed and well-functioning policy system is often neglected. We refer to the discrepancy between the importance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Program Improvement, Educational Policy
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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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Llamas, Jose M. Coronel – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
This article describes the experience in Spain of a specific collaboration between university teachers and school counselors, which used case-based approaches in a teacher training program. The collaboration ran for four years and involved 300 graduate students, two university teachers, and six school counselors. Three basic features enabled this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College School Cooperation, School Counselors
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Lesnick, Alice; Cook-Sather, Alison – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
In this article we explore the definition and development of civic capacity at a liberal arts college through a specific teaching and learning initiative. This initiative encourages faculty, staff, and students to share the roles of teacher, learner, and colleague as they gain educational opportunities and foster these for others. Through a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Opportunities, Liberal Arts, Change Strategies
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Dotger, Benjamin H.; Dotger, Sharon C.; Maher, Michael J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Medical education institutions frequently simulate interactions between future health professionals and standardized patients. This manuscript describes a partnership between a teacher preparation institution and a nearby medical institution, outlining specific procedures associated with the use of standardized parents, students, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Medical Education, Health Personnel, Patients
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Stone, Tammy; Bollard, Kathleen; Harbor, Jonathan M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Increasingly administrators are concerned with inspiring and supporting faculty members in the creation of interdisciplinary programs in response to research and funding shifts and public need. This article presents an initiative undertaken at the University of Colorado Denver, demonstrating a method for identifying and launching a set of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, College Environment, College Faculty, Program Descriptions
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Patterson, Thomas F., Jr. – Innovative Higher Education, 2007
From 1980 to 1995, the University of Western Sydney at Hawkesbury (formerly Hawkesbury Agricultural College) in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, pioneered an innovative undergraduate degree in Systems Agriculture based on experiential education, systems thinking, and adult learning theory. Today this program is in trouble and has reverted…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Case Studies, Program Descriptions, Agricultural Colleges
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Aronson, Keith R.; Webster, Nicole – Innovative Higher Education, 2007
The original mission of the state and land-grant university was to engage with communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for the citizenry. Today most state and land-grant universities have moved far away from their original mission and are struggling to become engaged with the communities they serve. In this case study, we…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Land Grant Universities, Institutional Mission, School Community Relationship
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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Estler, Suzanne E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
In this article we describe an educational leadership faculty's collective efforts to improve its curriculum by examining meanings, implications, and challenges of sociocultural identity differences for its graduate programs in educational leadership. We employed a case study method to examine the process and interim effects of faculty engagement…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Study
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