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Arnold, Faye W. – Thought & Action, 1996
One teacher's method of obtaining useful feedback from students in large lecture classes involves creation of a small committee of students, mirroring the class' diversity, that receives input from students on all course aspects, meets with the teacher to discuss and make recommendations, provides feedback on progression of the course, and reacts…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Students
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Clanton, Gordon – Thought & Action, 1997
A college teacher describes his approach to student subject-area writing, which includes assignment of several short papers to be written according to carefully prescribed guidelines (appended to the article), clear grading criteria, high expectations, availability for individual conferences, rewards for improvement, encouragement of writing for…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Assignments, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques
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Tinto, Vincent – Thought & Action, 1997
If universities were serious about enhancing student learning, they would explore other ways of organizing work, including reorganization of the curriculum into learning communities that enable learning to span the disciplines, creating classrooms that promote collaborative learning experiences, and using forms of assessment that encourage shared…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Environment, College Faculty, College Role
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Vaughn, Billy E. – Thought & Action, 1994
One college teacher's strategy for teaching multicultural education and creating a classroom climate that promotes critical thinking and exploration of feelings, thoughts, and opinions is described. Faculty are encouraged to examine their own moral and ethical views of multiculturalism, actively and supportively listen to students, and model…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Murphy, Diane Makar; Murphy, John T. – Thought & Action, 1997
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires reasonable accommodations for the disabled in public and private colleges and universities. Faculty must understand the difference between equal opportunity and equal treatment. Specific suggestions are made for teaching learning-disabled, mobility- impaired, visually-impaired, and hearing-impaired…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Instruction