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Goldman, Ellen F.; Mintz, Matthew L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Curricular revision can be an arduous and challenging process. The literature favors a rational planned process for doing so, but offers little advice regarding how to proceed when the time required for such an approach is not available. This article describes our use of four concepts from complexity science to revise a medical school curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Taylor, Lori L.; Beck, Molly I.; Lahey, Joanna N.; Froyd, Jeffrey E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Since 2001 the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program has distributed over $130 million in grants to improve work climate, enhance professional success, and increase recruitment and retention of female faculty in STEM fields. The process by which each institution designs and implements these interventions is seldom studied, however. Using…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Empowerment, Organizational Climate, Regression (Statistics)
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Ryan, Cathal; Bergin, Michael; Titze, Sylvia; Ruf, Wolfgang; Kunz, Stefan; Mazza, Riccardo; Chalder, Trudie; Windgassen, Sula; Miner, Dianne Cooney; Wells, John S. G. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
There has been significant growth recently in online learning and joint programmes of education involving collaborative partnerships between and among higher education institutions in different jurisdictions. Utilising an interdisciplinary team model (Care and Scanlan 2001), we describe in this article the process of collaboration among four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
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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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Mahatmya, Duhita; Morrison, Janet; Jones, Rebecca M.; Garner, Pamela W.; Davis, Shannon N.; Manske, Jill; Berner, Nancy; Johnson, Ann; Ditty, Jayna – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
The positive impact of undergraduate research experiences on students' post-secondary success is well-documented. However, these conclusions are drawn from undergraduate students who already participate; very little research has explored the pathways by which students enter these experiences. Using data from a multi-institutional survey, we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Educational Objectives, Institutional Characteristics
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Jones, Willis A.; Hutchens, Neal H.; Hulbert, Azalea; Lewis, Wayne D.; Brown, David M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Non-tenure track faculty members (NTTF) constitute what has been referred to by scholars as the new faculty majority. The growing numbers of NTTF have led to debates about the role they should play in shared governance. Currently, however, an overall lack of empirical knowledge exists regarding the status of their involvement in institutional…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, Elections, Teacher Participation, Governance
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Trolian, Teniell L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Many higher education studies have examined linear relationships between student experiences and outcomes, but this assumption may be questionable. In two notable examples previous research that assumed a linear relationship reached different substantive conclusions and implications than did research that explored non-linear associations among the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Outcomes of Education, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation
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Haggerty, Julie M.; Mueller, Megan Kiely – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study investigated the prevalence of increasingly popular animal-assisted stress relief programs at higher education institutions across the United States. Although research on animal-assisted programs is increasing, there is still a lack of information documenting implementation of these programs. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Animals, Stress Management, Higher Education, Intervention
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Huenneke, Laura F.; Stearns, Diane M.; Martinez, Jesse D.; Laurila, Kelly – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Universities are under pressure to increase external research funding, and some federal agencies offer programs to expand research capacity in certain kinds of institutions. However, conflicts within faculty roles and other aspects of university operations influence the effectiveness of particular strategies for increasing research activity. We…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Capacity Building, Universities, Medical Research
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Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
In this article we report on our examination of the challenges faced by four successful and long-standing national STEM reform communities. Drawing primarily on interview data from a large-scale, multi-year study informed by literature on "communities of practice" (CoPs) (Wenger et al. 2002), we describe five categories of challenges…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Interviews
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Ribando, Saundra J.; Slade, Catherine P.; Fortner, C. Kevin – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Little research examines the sociocultural aspects of consolidating two post-secondary educational institutions. In a previous study we collected baseline data and reported on the initial impact of consolidation of a research-oriented, health sciences university with a teaching-oriented, comprehensive university. In the study we report here we…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Universities, Consolidated Schools, Organizational Change
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Guetterman, Timothy C.; Mitchell, Nancy – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
With increased demands for institutional accountability and improved student learning, involvement in assessment has become a fundamental role of higher education faculty (Rhodes, 2010). However, faculty members and administrators often question whether assessment efforts do indeed improve student learning (Hutchings, 2010). This mixed methods…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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Copenheaver, Carolyn A.; Predmore, S. Andrew; Fuhrman, Nicholas E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Graduate students are rewarded with better job opportunities if they can demonstrate a productive publishing record. In this article we report on a writing program that generated technical publications in a discipline-based graduate class. Seventeen student authors were interviewed about the influence of the experience on their professional…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing for Publication, Technical Writing, Authors
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Stupans, Ieva; McGuren, Therese; Babey, Anna Marie – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Student rating instruments are recognised to be valid indicators of effective instruction, providing a valuable tool to improve teaching. However, free-form text comments obtained from the open-ended question component of such surveys are only infrequently analysed comprehensively. We employed an innovative, systematic approach to the analysis of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Students, Feedback (Response), Computer Software
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Kelley, Martha J.; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Doctoral student enrollment and study require significant resources such as faculty time, student time, and funding. However, doctoral student attrition is a serious problem nationwide, especially at the dissertation level. When doctoral students do not complete their dissertations, their potential contributions to society are substantially…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attrition, Doctoral Dissertations, Independent Study
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