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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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Kiel, David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Mid-level faculty leaders need coaches to help them cope with rapid change in higher education. Too often they are unprepared to deal with the many challenges that confront them in leadership jobs. To respond, faculty developers, deans, and other senior leaders need to get creative. Institutions can leverage existing resources or affordably…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Leaders, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role
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Persky, Adam M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The "flipped" classroom model, including such approaches as team-based learning (TBL), stresses pre-class preparation. For three years in a pharmacokinetics course within a pharmacy curriculum, students had the choice of using reading material or a fully animated module to prepare for class. Qualitative methods were used to analyze…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Education, Reading Materials, Animation
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Bowen, Glenn A.; Hackett, Patricia B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
The authors describe the service-learning component of two intermediate Spanish-language courses and present the findings of a qualitative study that examined the nexus between language learning and cultural understanding. The service-learning component was designed to enrich the curriculum and enhance academic learning while providing significant…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Service Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Jenkins, Charles R.; Speck, Bruce W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The authors conducted a study of effective teaching using structured interviews of 29 university professors who had won teaching awards. They found that effective teaching is more than a bundle of techniques used in a masterful manner. Indeed, it embodies an elusive quality that the authors call caring. Caring, they found, reveals itself in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Interviews, Teaching Methods