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Bruck, Laura B.; Bruck, Aaron D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Recruitment and retention in the sciences is both difficult and crucial, especially in the community college setting. In this study, the resources used by General Chemistry I students at two different public, predominantly two-year colleges in two states were studied via surveys for a semester. Data were analyzed with respect to student attitudes…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Chemistry, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Roberts, Jacqueline; Propsom, Pamela; Tobin, William – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
A small undergraduate liberal arts college explored a model, grounded in the literature, to develop a shared vision for its science and math general education curriculum that focuses on scientific literacy skills. This process has allowed us to produce shared general education learning goals across our eight science and math departments, conduct…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Liberal Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Hensiek, Sarah; DeKorver, Brittland K.; Harwood, Cynthia J.; Fish, Jason; O'Shea, Kevin; Towns, Marcy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Digital badging is an innovative method of valid, evidence-based assessment that may be used to assess hands-on skills in undergraduate science laboratories, in research laboratories, and in fieldwork. A digital badge contains information about who was awarded the badge, the criteria used, the evidence submitted, the issuer, the date issued, and…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Evaluation Methods, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice
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Bernot, Melody J.; Metzler, Jennifer – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
Traditional lectures have come under increasing criticism as research indicates lectures may be less effective in achieving learning outcomes than other teaching methods. Student engagement and success can potentially be improved by changing traditional lectures to instructional methods using active learning techniques. Active learning refers to…
Descriptors: Biology, Nonmajors, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Jacquemin, Stephen J.; Smelser, Lisa K.; Bernot, Melody J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
Social networking has become a prominent communication method in recent years. The objective of this study was to assess social media use and perception of utility in higher education classrooms among faculty, graduate, and undergraduate cohorts. As a case study, Twitter was included into a semester course to disseminate relevant course…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Networks, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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Schuster, Dwight – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
The belief that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education initiatives have the potential to stimulate both regional and national economies has prompted policy makers and funding agencies to revisit how STEM teachers are recruited, prepared, and retained. This article investigates the impact of a unique prescholarship…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Certification, Internship Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Hopper, Mari – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Anatomy and Physiology I (A&P 1) has one of the highest failure and withdrawal rates on campus. To increase academic success, a course to supplement A&P 1 (Supplement) was developed and taught by anatomy and physiology faculty. Primary goals for the Supplement included (1) early identification of students at risk for failing or withdrawal;…
Descriptors: Physiology, Educational Change, Anatomy, Enrollment
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Sinclair, Charles – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2003
The biology and art departments at the University of Indianapolis collaborated in creating a Biology for Artists course. It was first offered on a trial basis and was well received by students and the art faculty. This four-credit course consists of 2 hours of lecture and two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week, and it fulfills the university's…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Graphic Arts, Fine Arts, Art Education