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Berkland, Mara K.; Keys, Jennifer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
The authors argue that although "freshman survival guides" do address the common concerns of entering college students, these books largely entertain, placate, and enable students to circumvent expert advice on how successfully to navigate the transition to college. A content analysis of 10 popular first-year advice books revealed an…
Descriptors: Guides, Socialization, Misconceptions, College Freshmen
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Muchinsky, Paul M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Examines military and industrial research on peer assessment and discusses relevance to peer review of college teaching. Gives special attention to practical issues in assessing reliability and validity of peer evaluations, and discusses three characteristics of academic institutions (personal teaching styles/definition of "peer"/nature of…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction