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Bierly, Greg; Rogers, Nancy Brattain – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
At Indiana State University, students confront civic realities through experiences provided within the Liberal Learning in Action classes. This program empowers students to make connections between community issues and the tools of "liberal learning," including critical analysis, appreciation of diversity and a strengthened ability to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Critical Thinking, College Curriculum, Experiential Learning
Gavrin, A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is an innovative pedagogy that enables faculty to increase interactivity in the classroom and engage students in learning. By creating a feedback loop between students' work at home and the classroom setting, time on task is improved in both quality and quantity. This paper includes an introduction to JiTT and evidence…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Time on Task, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This article describes the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) model of instruction and the critical components for its successful implementation and dissemination. It speculates about the future of PLTL and reflects on the lessons learned by the PLTL coalition as it evolved from a small consortium to a national network of about 160 faculty, fourteen…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Networks, Teamwork
Connolly, Mark R.; Millar, Susan B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Workshops are currently one of the most popular ways for instructors in STEM fields to learn more about teaching and learning. Yet research shows we often do not know what participants gain from attending. This article suggests ways of measuring impact of instructional improvement workshops that will help not only workshop providers with designing…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Workshops, Faculty Development, Measurement Techniques
AhYun, Kimo; Papa, Rosemary; Stoner, Mark – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) are established to promote teaching excellence. While CTLs are effective at fostering teaching excellence in the main, they have provided little attention to addressing potentially unique needs of STEM faculty. This article proffers explanations as to why CTLs do not focus on promoting STEM pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Faculty Development, Science Education, Technology Education