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Sockman, Beth Rajan; Carducci, Olivia M.; Clossey, Laurene; Batson-Magnuson, LuAnn; White, Gene; Wehmeyer, Adrian; Wells, Holly; Rauch, Grant – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Instructors from five disciplines implemented content-specific service projects and determined students' perceptions of their experience. An action research framework was used to examine the experiences and to analyze data in customizable pre- and post-service-learning surveys. Although the students' experiences differed greatly, results showed…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Universities, Institutional Mission, College Faculty
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Walser, Tamara M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
It is both important and challenging to assess transfer of skills learned through coursework and related organizational and societal contributions. The author describes an action research study to determine the effectiveness of a doctoral course in program evaluation. Using Kirkpatrick's (Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick, 2006) four-level evaluation…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Course Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Action Research
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Pearce, Lee R.; Pearce, Kristi L.; Siewert, Daluss J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
The authors used a mixed-methods research design to evaluate a multi-tiered system of supports model to address the disturbing failure rates of underprepared college students placed in developmental mathematics at a small state university. While qualitative data gathered from using Participatory Action Research methods directed the two-year…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, College Readiness, College Students
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Kenney, J. L.; Banerjee, P. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
Research shows that active student participation facilitates learning. However, encouraging undergraduate college students to engage meaningfully in classroom discussion and to respond to questions, especially in larger classes, can often be frustrating for instructors (Weaver & Qi, 2005). Set against a focused review of the literature, the…
Descriptors: College Environment, Classroom Communication, Student Motivation, Discussion (Teaching Technique)