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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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Schmulian, Astrid; Coetzee, Stephen A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we report on a study that explored undergraduate accounting students' experience of team teaching. In particular, we assessed and analysed the students' perspectives of the relative advantages and disadvantages of teaming, as a form of team teaching, in contrast to the more widely adopted equal status model of team teaching. The…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Undergraduate Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Experience
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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Polnick, Barbara; Lunenburg, Fred C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Higher education institutions of today are offering different courses in different formats in order to attract students and increase enrollment. Courses that can be completed in a shorter time frame are growing in popularity but can come with challenges. This case study research examined the experiences of students and instructors in online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Time Factors (Learning), Student Experience, Teaching Experience
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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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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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Dolan, Erin L.; Elliott, Samantha L.; Henderson, Charles; Curran-Everett, Douglas; St. John, Kristen; Ortiz, Phillip A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Discipline-based education research (DBER) is an emergent, interdisciplinary field of scholarship aimed at understanding and improving discipline-specific teaching and learning. The number of DBER faculty members in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments has grown rapidly in recent years. Because the interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Tenure, Educational Research, Promotion (Occupational), Interdisciplinary Approach
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Holley, Karri A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Threshold concepts have been widely utilized to understand learning in academic disciplines and student experiences in a disciplinary curriculum. This study considered how threshold concepts might operate within an interdisciplinary setting. Data were collected through interviews with 40 doctoral students enrolled in an interdisciplinary program…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Fundamental Concepts, Neurosciences, Case Studies
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Cole, Eddie R.; Dumford, Amber D.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
We used data from the 2012 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to measure faculty perceptions of senior leaders' (e.g., deans, provosts, presidents) support for innovation in teaching. Specifically, this study explored what faculty characteristics predict faculty perceptions of leaders' support for innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teacher Attitudes, School Support
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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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Chapman, LeeAnna Young; McConnell, David A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
The next generation of professors will come from today's graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, but we do not know much about their preparation to use research-validated teaching practices. This study characterizes the teaching beliefs of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who represent future geoscience instructors though we…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, College Faculty
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Michel, Jessica Ostrow; Chadi, Diana; Jimenez, Marisol; Campbell, Corbin M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
The American professoriate is shifting its majority makeup from tenure track to non-tenure track faculty members. Less known, though, is what the implications of this shift are for students' course experiences. We sought to examine the extent to which the teaching practices, with regard to academic rigor and cognitively responsive teaching, differ…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Nontenured Faculty, Student Experience
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Diel, Stan R.; Katsinas, Stephen – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
University and college institutional advertisements, which typically are broadcast as public service announcements during the halftime of football games, were the subject of a quantitative analysis focused on commonality in messaging and employment of the semiotic theory of brand advertising. Findings indicate advertisements focus on students'…
Descriptors: Colleges, Universities, Advertising, College Athletics
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Barringer, Sondra N.; Riffe, Karley A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Despite the importance of trustees for higher education institutions, few studies address how they influence the institutions they steward. To address this gap, we used a social network approach within a comparative case study design to evaluate how trustees interacted with two private, elite universities: Harvard University and the Massachusetts…
Descriptors: Trustees, Social Networks, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Relles, Stefani R.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
This case study offers a qualitative perspective on a relationship between institutional structures and student outcomes. The data describe the conditions in 10 English remediation classrooms at one urban community college district. The study uses new literacies as a theoretical framework with which to understand how these conditions supported…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Urban Schools
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