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Ocean, Mia; Thompson, Carrie; Allen, Robbie; Lyman, Keston S. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Textbook prices have increased exponentially in recent years, prompting educators to investigate the usefulness of alternative sources for course readings. This is particularly important for community college students who are more likely to be low-income and less likely to complete their educational credentials. Despite this need, there is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Open Educational Resources, Student Attitudes
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Lightner, Robin; Benander, Ruth – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Recommendations about syllabi design have emerged over the last two decades. From a Promising Syllabus, to a Graphic Syllabus, to a Student-Centered Syllabus, faculty are encouraged to purposefully set the tone with this document. Few studies examine students' impressions of these documents. In order to do this, we created four types of syllabi…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Rodriquez, Nelson Nunez; DiSanto, Jacqueline; Varelas, Antonios; Brennan, Sarah; Wolfe, Kate; Ialongo, Ernest – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
A cohort comprised of high school and college teachers met for one year to build understanding of the critical transition of high school students to college. The seminar analyzed how current reforms in both systems will impact student skill development and preparedness for college work. The discussions highlighted the need to clarify expectations…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Bickerstaff, Susan; Barragan, Melissa; Rucks-Ahidiana, Zawadi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Confidence and related constructs such as self-efficacy have been previously identified as important to college student persistence and performance (e.g., Cox, 2009; Wood & Turner, 2011), but existing research gives little indication of how confidence is shaped by students' day-to-day interactions in class and on campus. Using data from nearly…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Self Efficacy, Attitude Change
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Saint-Louis, Nicole; Seth, Naveen; Fuller, Karla Smith – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article explores the design and implementation of the curriculum for City Seminar, an integrated course in the first-year experience at a new community college. This interdisciplinary course focuses on a critical issue that provides content and context for quantitative reasoning (QR), reading, and writing (RW) to strengthen students'…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation
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Leung, Chi-Hung; Ng, Chi Wing Raymond; Chan, Po On Ella – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
A total of 575 students from the Associate Degree Foundation Program and the Associate Degree Program participated in this study. The two purposes of this study were to use the time series between/within experimental design to examine whether participation in co-curricular activities could (1) enhance student learning effectiveness and (2) have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Associate Degrees, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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McHenry, Nadine; Martin, Andrea; Castaldo, Annalisa; Ziegenfuss, Donna – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a student-centered faculty development model on the conceptions of teaching of participating US Arts and Sciences faculty members. "Student-centered learning models are widely accepted as catalysts for improved learning and psychosocial outcomes, and their use is especially important…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects, Learning Modules, Educational Change