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Assessment Tool Raises Student Performance, Helps Teachers Plan

by Eon Verrall

(From the September 2010 Education Brief) In an effort to help struggling students, the Charter School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo, NY, developed a cyclical, data-driven teaching process, resulting in dramatic student achievement gains...

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  • Publish date: 2010-09
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Editorial: Turning to Technology

by Adrian, Nicole

(From the September 2010 Education Brief) As more adults move toward new forms of technology, students, teachers and administrators are doing the same...

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  • Publish date: 2010-09
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement

Monitoring Student Attrition to Enhance Quality

by Shah, Mahsood; Nair, C. Sid;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 1 (2) August 2010 article by Mahsood Shah and Chenicheri Sid Nair. Student retention is one key performance indicator used in universities to track learning and teaching performance. Research indicates that student retention and success in higher education improves an individual’s chance of securing employment opportunities, achieving career goals, and contributing to society and the economic development of the nation. Some consider retention as a moral purpose of a university to improve student success— particularly for the most disadvantaged student groups. This article outlines survey findings from a large public university in Australia with first-year undergraduate students who enrolled and later withdrew. The survey was conducted as a result of consistently high student attrition rates compared to other Australian universities. The university took the initiative to determine the reasons for student withdrawal and implemented a university-wi

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-08
  • Keywords:Quality Approaches in Higher Education, Continuous improvement, Assessment/Surveys
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Editorial: Learning about SoTL from a Familiar Source

by Nicole Adrian

(From the June 2010 Education Brief) My alma mater’s website makes SoTL easy to understand and puts a better perspective on this issue’s articles...

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  • Publish date: 2010-06
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Doctoral Process Flowcharts: Charting for Success

by Marianne DiPierro

(From the June 2010 Education Brief) Marianne Di Pierro describes how doctoral process flowcarts are used to track enrolled students’ progress and attract potential students at Western Michigan University...

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  • Publish date: 2010-06
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Plagiarism: An Ounce of Prevention …

by Miguel Roig

(From the June 2010 Education Brief) Having instructors reinforce basic principles of academic integrity in the classroom and having clearly articulated policies are some of the first steps in ensuring plagiarism is wiped out in higher education...

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  • Publish date: 2010-06
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Teaching Students in Cohort Groups

by John Presley

(From the June 2010 Education Brief) A former dean and provost describes his experience teaching a cohort and shares his thoughts on the benefits of student learning—and teaching—in a cohort setting...

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  • Publish date: 2010-06
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Higher Education Brief
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Case Study: The Western Michigan University Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

by Paul D. Sarvela

(From the June 2010 Education Brief) Western Michigan University offers a unique program that provides doctoral-level training using a hybrid teaching model for master’s-level healthcare professionals who wish to advance their educational credentials..

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  • Publish date: 2010-06
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Using Questions, Data to Develop Creative Problem-Solving Skills

by Cindy McClung and Bob Hoglund

(From the May 2010 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) When students evaluate their learning using questions and data, they work to create their own learning paths and seek new improvement strategies...

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  • Publish date: 2010-05
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Using PDSA to Improve Student Achievement

by Lorie Bratcher and LeAnn von Phul

(From the May 2010 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Curtis Elementary School, part of the Weatherford Independent School District in Weatherford, TX, has found the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) process to be a great way for students to become directly..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-05
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement

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