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Lyon, Julie S.; Gettman, Hilary J.; Roberts, Scott P.; Shaw, Cynthia E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
All organizations have "climates" that significantly affect their employees' performance and satisfaction. The authors posit that an academic department's "climate for teaching" (CFT)--or the the extent to which excellent teaching is rewarded, supported, and expected--has a profound impact on the experience of its instructors…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Intervention
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Hayford, Barbara; Blomstrom, Sally; Mumpower, Lori – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The purpose of the authors' research was to create a tool to evaluate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in service-learning projects. The researchers posited that components of service-learning, which in this case included the deliverable and reflections, are examples of fundamental STEM literacy and thus can be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Literacy, Service Learning, Student Evaluation
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Drury, Sara A. Mehltretter – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The author argues that deliberation is an innovative method for teaching communication skills, particularly group communication, in the undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. A case study using a deliberation activity on global climate change in an introductory biology course demonstrates how deliberative…
Descriptors: College Science, Biology, Introductory Courses, STEM Education
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Saitta, Erin K.; Zemliansky, Pavel; Turner, Anna – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The authors present a model for program-wide assessment of the effectiveness of writing instruction in a chemistry laboratory course. This model, which involves collaboration between faculty from chemistry, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program, and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, is based on several theories and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction
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Stover, Sheri; Miura, Yoko – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
This mixed-methods research study compared the level of community of inquiry (CoI) in online graduate classes that use web conferencing (WC) compared to those that do not. This study also investigated students' perceptions of Teaching Presence (TP), Social Presence (SP), and Cognitive Presence (CP). The authors found that students had…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Teleconferencing
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Russell, Alicia – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Russell Tufts University This study examines the potential of designing and teaching online courses to prompt university faculty members to reflect on the essence of good teaching, and as a result reconsider their beliefs concerning effective pedagogy. A phenomenological investigation was conducted based on interviews with six long-time university…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ballantine, Jeanne H.; Jolly-Ballantine, John-Andrew – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
Good mentoring of graduate students influences their perseverance and success to completion, whereas bad mentoring can result in negative outcomes, including delayed degree completion or non-completion. What the authors refer to as the gray zone is that which falls between good and bad mentoring. Examples are partial mentoring or changes in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Komos, Michael – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
This study examined the characteristics of effective teaching as perceived by undergraduate adjunct faculty members in a large proprietary university. Three factors were identified through an exploratory factor analysis: Regard for the Student, Instructor Competence, and Instructional Proficiency. The author concludes that additional studies are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Nwokah, Eva E.; Leafblad, Stefanie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
In this study 44 undergraduate students in a language development course participated in service learning with preschool homeless and low-income children as a course requirement. Students completed a survey, questionnaires, reflective journaling, and small-group debriefing sessions. Based on current views on brain-based learning from cortical…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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Perrotta, Katherine Assante; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Many instructors seek to improve student engagement, but determining how to achieve student engagement can be complex and complicated. The authors sought to explore how the implementation of active-learning strategies in undergraduate history courses at a metropolitan community college using graphic organizers and group discussion impacted student…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Learner Engagement, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Wilkinson, I. A. G.; Doepker, G. M.; Morbitt, D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2012
This study documents the effects of service-learning as it was introduced and brought to scale in an introductory undergraduate course in Reading Foundations for students seeking to become early and middle childhood education teachers. Participants included multiple cohorts of students in multiple instantiations of the course taught with and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Introductory Courses, Education Courses, Preservice Teachers
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