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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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Sharma, Manu; Cobb, Cam – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This conceptual article emerges out of a research project--including a systematic literature review and autoethnographic study--on social justice-informed co-teaching. The authors collaborated on two Faculty of Education courses at a mid-sized Canadian University to analyze their own experiences as well as research patterns in a pool of studies…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Wood, Marianna D.; Wood, Jessa M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Students in upper-level courses are expected to observe disciplinary conventions in writing assignments. Common recommendations for teaching conventions require substantial time for instructor feedback and in-class instruction. As an alternative, we tested the effectiveness of a checklist in improving students' performance of these conventions.…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Writing Achievement, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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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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Rottmann, Amy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This mixed-method study examined, through functional context theory, secondary pre-service teachers' retention of literacy assessments and interventions upon completion of their final field experience. Data were collected from undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers in two formats: (a) a cross-sectional Likert scale and open-ended question…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Opatrny-Yazell, Christine M.; Houseworth, Matthew A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Understanding student perceptions of the elements that affect positive team experiences helps inform faculty about their use of teams in the classroom. Using Q Methodology (Stephenson, 1935), students evaluated a large set of teamwork elements. The results indicate both areas of student agreement as well as significant differences in perceptions…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Q Methodology, Cooperative Learning
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D'Abate, Caroline; Eddy, Erik R.; Costello, Melinda; Gregory, Peter L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Teamwork is increasingly important in organizations and often cited as the top-rated skill that employers are looking for in new graduates--regardless of a student's major. Given such demand, it is important to explore the effectiveness of team pedagogies faculty use to prepare students for future careers. The authors used a combined…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Outcomes of Education
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Hally, Edmond; Randolph, Zachary – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the success of simulations like "Reacting to the Past," role-playing games have seen increased usage in educational settings. This study examined the use of an original role-playing game in four political theory classes. It measured outcomes of student perception and success in regard to learning objectives asking students to…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Political Science, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Gonzalez, Joseph J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Hoping to increase student engagement, the author decided to re-envision his course on contemporary global issues in a "flipped" format. The results proved encouraging--to a degree. Over the course of five semesters, applying lessons gleaned from the literature, students learned how to read challenging texts outside of class and…
Descriptors: Homework, Reading Assignments, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Martella, Amedee Marchand; Demmig-Adams, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
International students outperform U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while U.S. students increasingly leave these high-demand areas. To improve STEM education, it is imperative to determine the most effective and efficient instructional and organizational practices in these courses. This article identifies…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Wong, Eva Y. W.; Law, Lisa; Kwong, Theresa; Pegrum, Mark – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The authors evaluated the effectiveness of using augmented reality (AR) with mobile technologies to help students understand the abstract concepts of academic integrity and ethics (AIE). Quantitative and qualitative data collected from student participants (N = 3613) indicate that they enjoyed the interactive AR learning activities in the Trails…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Ethical Instruction
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Lai, Ka Man; Ko, Tiffany; Ng, Man Shan Grace – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This study investigates a novel approach to training first-year science faculty students in laboratory safety and ethical awareness. Students were exposed to videos of laboratory incidents via their smartphones. They had to respond to the scenarios by scanning QR codes transfixed on certain equipment or taking photos of the laboratory's…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Ethics
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Cheung, Siu Yin; Hafiz, Muhammad; Law, Lisa – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the advancement of mobile technology and augmented reality (AR), the serious and abstract ethics theory in sports and recreation can be articulated to students in a relaxed but concrete format. The Trail of Integrity and Ethics -- Sports and Recreation (TIE-SR) was piloted for this purpose. Its content was designed specifically to cover key…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Integrity, Ethics, Recreation
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Rubin, Beth – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a critical issue in online courses, where students are removed from their instructors in time and space. This article presents a model describing the steps that academic leaders and administrators should follow to implement systems that support academic integrity in online courses. Rather than identifying vendors, which…
Descriptors: College Students, Integrity, Cheating, Online Courses
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Kong, Siu Cheung – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The article presents the learning outcomes of students after walking through a learning trail on academic integrity in a university. With an academic integrity framework and a scoring rubric, students' reflection texts on academic integrity written before and after completing the trail was analyzed by the counting of matching keywords and a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes
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