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Weller, Nicole Maki; Saam, Julie – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Experiential-learning provides opportunities for students that feature a variety of highimpact practices including first-year seminars, internships, community learning, collaborative projects, and capstone seminars. To offer these high-impact practices for students, faculty from across disciplines and majors must be willing to incorporate these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Experiential Learning, First Year Seminars, General Education
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Huysken, Kristin; Olivey, Harold; McElmurry, Kevin; Gao, Ming; Avis, Peter – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Collaborative, project-based learning models have been shown to benefit student learning and engagement in the STEM disciplines. This case study evaluates the use of highly collaborative project- and problem-based learning models in introductory courses in the geosciences and biology. In the geosciences, we developed project-based modules with a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Introductory Courses
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Hoyert, Mark Sudlow; O'Dell, Cynthia D. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The scholarship of teaching and learning literature is replete with examples of pedagogical techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in improving learning, motivation, and student success. The extension of these techniques beyond the original context has tended to be slow, difficult, and incomplete. The following paper examines an…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Faculty, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Windrow, Vincent; Korstange, Ryan – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This paper uses Middle Tennessee State University's MT Scholars Academy, an extended early arrival program targeting first-year students who are classified as at-risk by a variety of measures, as a case study for demonstrating the effectiveness of AASCU's Re-Imagining the First-Year (RFY) initiative. In particular, this case study demonstrates the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, At Risk Students, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
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Hoyert, Mark Sudlow; Ballard, Kevin; O'Dell, Cynthia D. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
We extended a series of interventions developed in modern cognitive psychology to a group of students who had been academically dismissed and were at high risk to not complete college. Students learned how to respond adaptively to academic failure, how to embrace challenge, how to set realistic goals, and how to persist until their goals are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, At Risk Students, College Students
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Crank, Virginia; Heaser, Sara; Thoune, Darci L. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This article describes a revision of a first-year writing program curriculum using the pillars of the Reimagining the First-Year Program. The authors adapted principles related to mindset and habits of mind from both college retention scholarship and composition scholarship. After developing a research project in order to understand what elements…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Writing Instruction, Enrollment Influences, School Holding Power
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Davis, Glenn M.; Hanzsek-Brill, Melissa B.; Petzold, Mark Carl; Robinson, David H. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Educational institutions increasingly recognize the role that student belonging plays in retention. Many studies in this area focus on helping students improve a sense of belonging before they matriculate or identifying belonging as a reason for their departure. This study measures students' sense of belonging at key transition points during the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Predictive Measurement, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Persistence
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Bordelon, Deborah E.; Sexton, Colleen M.; Vendrely, Ann M. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Building a general education program from scratch for a population of first generation and underserved students provided both a challenge and opportunity. Faculty who had limited previous experience teaching and assessing first year students engaged in study of the best practices and research. Faculty designed a four-year general education…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, College Faculty, First Year Seminars, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kern, Beth B.; Kingsbury, Tabitha – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Learning communities have been a part of the higher educational landscape since the 1980s. Despite their widespread use, research regarding their effectiveness with enhancing retention is sparse. This study describes a freshmen curricular learning community linking courses required for all business majors. Retention for students taking courses in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Academic Persistence
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Miller, Michelle D.; Dickson, K. Laurie; Koch, Rachel L. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
While it is well-known that faculty-student interaction is key to student success, few institutions have directly leveraged faculty in supporting academic persistence. Many myths about persistence proliferate, and faculty can unwittingly hinder persistence by implementing the wrong kinds of practices. Faculty are most empowered to support student…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Persistence
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Pérez, Andrea; Collado, Jesús; del Mar García de los Salmones, María; Herrero, Ángel; San Martín, Héctor – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This paper explores a causal model, using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), in order to understand how the perceived effectiveness of the 'flipped classroom' and students' satisfaction with this technique can be affected by students' engagement in the 'flipped classroom' activities as well as the complexity and task orientation of such…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Business Communication, Causal Models, Student Satisfaction
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Feig, Anthony D.; Atchinson, Christopher L.; Stokes, Alison; Gilley, Brett – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Learners with disabilities are often denied field-based learning experiences in naturalistic disciplines. Geology can present substantial barriers due to rugged terrain in difficult-to-reach locations. In 2014, a field trip was executed with the dual purpose of 1) designing inclusion in field learning and 2) demonstrating to college faculty an…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Earth Science, Field Trips, College Faculty
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Pacello, James – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Many developmental writing courses in colleges focus on teaching students isolated skills, with little emphasis on how such skills are applicable to the actual process of writing. This article focuses on capturing the perspectives of students enrolled in a developmental writing course designed around an explicit process-oriented pedagogy. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Basic Writing, Student Attitudes, Writing Skills
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Collins-Dogrul, Julie; Saldaña, Kenia – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This study of sociology faculty in twelve private colleges and universities compares teaching with textbooks and textbook alternatives in undergraduate classes. Faculty explain that textbooks provide a breadth of material that is organized and streamlined in a way that promotes consistency across instructors, facilitates content delivery to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Critical Reading, Instructional Design, Sociology
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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Hall, Amanda C.G.; Hilycord, Diana; Vitelli, Sarah E. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This paper: (1) briefly outlines a study tips presentation that uses both evidence from the cognitive and educational psychology literatures as well as demonstrations to teach students how to study more effectively, and (2) provides empirical evidence about whether this study tips presentation affects students' study habits. We provide a brief…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Study Habits, Program Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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