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Yaghi, Abdulfattah; Alibeli, Madalla – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
In order to achieve their course learning outcomes, public affairs instructors can train students to solve real community problems (SRCP). This approach focuses on the learners themselves and aims to transform the role of college professors from traditional teaching (lecturing) to facilitating and coaching students' learning activities. This study…
Descriptors: Community Problems, Problem Solving, Public Affairs Education, Instructional Improvement
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Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Fry, Jay; Sanders, Kari – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Service-learning experiences for college students are increasing in popularity. Although youth mentoring is thought to be a significant service-learning experience for students, data in this area are lacking. This study evaluates a unique school-based service-learning mentoring experience at a midsized Midwestern university. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Learning Experience, At Risk Students, Youth Opportunities
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Bilbro, J.; Iluzada, C.; Clark, D. E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors compared student perceptions of audio and written feedback in order to assess what types of students may benefit from receiving audio feedback on their essays rather than written feedback. Many instructors previously have reported the advantages they see in audio feedback, but little quantitative research has been done on how the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Essays, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation
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Case, Rod E.; Williams, Gwendolyn M.; Xu, Wei – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Despite the growing linguistic diversity of students in today's community college writing classes, there has been little research on the unique problems that instructors face when students from differing second linguistic and cultural backgrounds populate the same classrooms. This study explores the extent to which four community college writing…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Essays
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Carstens, B. A.; Wright, J. M.; Coles, J. T.; McCleary, L. N.; Williams, R. L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
This study developed a reliable and valid self-monitoring procedure for student use in recording and rating the quality of their individual comments in large college classes. Students used daily record cards immediately to record and rate each comment they made each day. However, a limit was set on the amount of credit students could claim for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Gonzalez, Joseph J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The author chronicles his experiments with inquiry-based learning (IBL) as he applied lessons from the literature and assessed the results. He describes a difficult journey with the result that, with the help of the literature, supportive colleagues and patient, creative students, he learned how to design courses that invite undergraduates to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, College Instruction, History Instruction
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Cook, R.; Calkins, S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors focused on how a personalized response system ("clickers") could be used to promote more complex thinking in two sections of an intermediate college-level Spanish class. Using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy (2001), they designed questions to go beyond Bloom's lower-order thinking levels (recalling, understanding, and applying) to the…
Descriptors: Spanish, Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Aspiranti, K. B.; McCleary, D. F.; McCleary, L. N.; Ga-lyon, C. E.; Blondin, C. A.; Yaw, J. S.; Williams, R. L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors examined the effects of randomized and delayed credit on the percentage of college students participating at four pre-defined levels on each class discussion day: non-participation, credit-level participation, frequent participation, and dominant participation. Although the same amount of participation credit was available to students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, College Credits, Reinforcement
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Schreiner, Mary B.; Rothenberger, Cynthia D.; Sholtz, A. Janae – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Faculty members in higher education are challenged to meet the needs of an increasingly learning-diverse student body. Neuroscience research indicates that individual variations in brain function affect each learner's ability to process and express information. Using this research as a foundation, the theory and principles of universal course…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Brain, Neurosciences
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Moffett, Nelle; Fleisher, Steven C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors describe principles of good teaching drawn from meta-analyses of research on teaching effectiveness. Recent developments in neurobiology are presented and aligned to provide biological support for these principles. To make it easier for college faculty to try out sample instructional strategies, the authors map principles of good…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Educational Principles, Meta Analysis
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Bowman, Margo; Frame, Debra L.; Kennette, Lynne N. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Pedagogical considerations should be guided by empirical, brain-based research on the human information processing system. People build and organize knowledge into a network-like system that connects related information. As learning occurs, learners expand the network to accommodate new information. Instructional strategies can be used to maximize…
Descriptors: Brain, Research, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Processes
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Freeman, Greta G.; Wash, Pamela D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Teaching in the digital age has become increasingly challenging for college and university faculty. Application, relevance, and active engagement rather than traditional PowerPoint slide show lectures are what our technology-savvy, socially networked students crave and need to keep their attention and interest levels high. Using a combination of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Brain, Learner Engagement
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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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Grohe, B.; Schroeder, J.; Davis, S. R. B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Cheating and plagiarism are significant problems in higher education because they occur often and interfere with learning. Plagiarism creates shortcuts that bypass the time and effort required to develop the writing and analytical skills necessary to produce evidence of progress in mastering course content. The purpose of a two-semester writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Plagiarism, Educational Technology, Ethics
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Larson, L. R.; Lovelace, M. D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Classroom questions represent a potentially powerful tool for interacting with students and stimulating critical thinking. However, the efficacy of the question-and-answer approach to teaching is influenced by many factors, such as the type and cognitive level of questions asked as well as students' response time. To examine these factors and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Lecture Method, College Science, Questioning Techniques
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