Research reveals that students benefit from high-impact practices (HIPs), transparent teaching-learning methods, and problem-based curricula. These benefits appear to be particularly profound for traditionally underserved students. This study uses pre-post survey and rubric-based assessment methods to examine the use of HIPs, transparent teaching-learning methods, and problem-based curricula in tandem and across the disciplines to support traditionally underserved students’ academic engagement and performance in the community college context. Findings related to faculty implementation, students’ perceptions of transparency, and students’ development of problem-solving skills are discussed.
Ferarri, Franca; Salis, Andreas; Stroumbakis, Kostas; Traver, Amy; and Zhelecheva, Tanya, "Transparent Problem-Based Learning Across the Disciplines in the Community College Context: Issues and Impacts" (2015). NERA Conference Proceedings 2015. 9.