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Peterson, Jamie J.; DeAngelo, Samantha; Mack, Nancy; Thompson, Claudia; Cooper, Jennifer; Sesma, Arturo, Jr. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
This study examined gains undergraduate students made in their communication and collaboration skills when they served as peer teachers, i.e., laboratory instructors (LIs), for a General Psychology laboratory. Self-ratings of communication and collaboration skills were completed before and after teaching the laboratory. When compared to before the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Communication Skills, Cooperation, Peer Teaching
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Sandlin, Jean Kelso; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including student-written blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students' perceptions of social media authenticity…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Student Recruitment, College Admission
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Bowman, Nicholas A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) constitutes an integral outcome of the undergraduate experience. However, ODC may also serve as a form of generalized openness to experience; if so, then it should be positively related to a host of college experiences as well as student success. The study reported here explored this possibility within a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, College Freshmen, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Grade Point Average
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Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III; Cheruvelil, Kendra S.; Ebert-May, Diane; Fata-Hartley, Cori; Johnston, Kevin – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Doctoral granting institutions prepare future faculty members for academic positions at institutions of higher education across the nation. Growing concerns about whether these institutions are adequately preparing students to meet the demands of a changing academic environment have prompted several reform efforts. We describe a professional…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Development, Graduate Students, Fellowships
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Cole, Darnell; Zhou, Ji – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In this longitudinal, single institution study, we utilized Banks' five dimensions of multicultural education framework to examine whether and to what extent involvement in various diversity experiences helped students become more civically minded. The findings suggested that greater involvement in service learning, multicultural courses,…
Descriptors: College Students, Multicultural Education, Longitudinal Studies, Social Psychology
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Zambo, Ron; Zambo, Debby; Buss, Ray R.; Perry, Jill A.; Williams, Tiffany R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Given continued confusion about the Ed.D.degree, universities affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) have re-envisioned it using a set of guiding principles and design features. In this study, we investigated why students and graduates chose to pursue the Ed.D., what and how they learned, how they viewed themselves,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Education Majors, Student Educational Objectives, Alignment (Education)
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Lambie, Glenn W.; Hayes, B. Grant; Griffith, Catherine; Limberg, Dodie; Mullen, Patrick R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Faculty members in higher education are called to be effective researchers; however, there is limited research examining the research development of Ph.D. students. The cross-sectional, correlational investigation we report here examined levels of research self-efficacy, interest in research, and research knowledge of Ph.D. in education students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Self Efficacy, Student Interests, Doctoral Programs
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Perry, Jill Alexa – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In this article I report on the application of the lens of Rogers' (1995) change agent roles and Kezar and Lester's (2011) adaptation of tempered radicals in order to understand the leadership roles assumed by three individual faculty members located at three distinct schools of education. These faculty leaders utilized the concepts and…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, College Faculty
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Artello, Kristine – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Today's employers seek high levels of creativity, communication, and critical thinking, which are considered essential skills in the workplace. Engaging undergraduate students in critical thinking is especially challenging in introductory courses. The advent of YouTube, inexpensive video cameras, and easy-to-use video editors provides…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Research
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Kogan, Marina; Laursen, Sandra L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
As student-centered approaches to teaching and learning are more widely applied, researchers must assess the outcomes of these interventions across a range of courses and institutions. As an example of such assessment, this study examined the impact of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in college mathematics on undergraduates' subsequent grades…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Case Studies, College Mathematics
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Drouin, Michelle; Vartanian, Lesa Rae; Birk, Samantha – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
We examined the effectiveness of a community of practice (CoP) model for introducing tablets to 139 faculty members at a higher education institution. Using a CoP within a systems model, we used large- and small-group mentorship to foster collaboration among faculty members. Most faculty members agreed that the project was well organized and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Models, College Faculty, Handheld Devices
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Linder, Kathryn E.; Cooper, Frank Rudy; McKenzie, Elizabeth M.; Raesch, Monika; Reeve, Patricia A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Backward design is a course creation method that encourages teachers to identify their goals for student understanding and measurable objectives for learning from the outset. In this article we explore the application of backward design to the production of scholarly articles. Specifically, we report on a writing group program that encourages…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Design, Scholarship, Journal Articles
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Thompson, Carla J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
The study included an assessment of doctoral students, graduate faculty, and curriculum considerations to determine the degree of infusion of research integrity and responsible conduct of research (RCR) principles within a Doctor of Education program. Study results showed substantial increases in doctoral candidates' knowledge levels of RCR,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education, Research
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Dyment, Janet E.; O'Connell, Timothy S. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In this article we report on a study that explored educators' past and current use of reflective journals and if and how these practices influence their pedagogical use of such journals with their own students. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 8 educators who had kept reflective journals in the past but were no longer doing so;…
Descriptors: Teachers, Journal Writing, Reflection, Semi Structured Interviews
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Baird, Craig; Dooey, Patricia – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are matters of great concern at all levels of study worldwide. This is especially so for students in higher education institutions, where higher degrees and publications are key focus activities. Ready access to internet based resources assist academic writing practices. However, the unintentional,…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Foreign Countries
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