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1983

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On Improving Testing: A Student Evaluation Study, Marina Estabrook, Daniel L. Wick Jan 1983

On Improving Testing: A Student Evaluation Study, Marina Estabrook, Daniel L. Wick

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Method

Results

Number of Exams Students Take

Kind of Exams Students Take

Evaluation of Course Exams Depending on Test Format

Students' Best and Worst Testing Experiences

Best Test Experiences

Worst Test Experiences

Conclusion

Implications for Instructional Development Centers

TRC Student Evaluation of Testing


Coaching Mathematics And Other Academic Sports, Linc. Fisch Jan 1983

Coaching Mathematics And Other Academic Sports, Linc. Fisch

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It was one of those gorgeous autumn afternoons: a deep October blue sky contrasted with the brilliant golds and crimsons of the trees, the dazzle of the sun moderated the crispness in the air, and the spirit of the Homecoming crowd brought the stadium to vibrant life. It was a perfect day for football - and hardly the time or the place to be meditating about teaching. But that's where I first began to wonder ... to wonder why the football coach seemed to have so much more success with his team than I had with my mathematics class. A strange ...


Recognizing And Using Cognitive Learning Styles: An Exercise, Jan Buckwald, Steve Scholl Jan 1983

Recognizing And Using Cognitive Learning Styles: An Exercise, Jan Buckwald, Steve Scholl

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This Exercise Is Not Intended To Be Proscriptive. The Inventory And Suggestions Generated During The Exercise Should Be Used Heuristically To Help Students And Teachers Be More Articulate About The Way They Learn And To Expand Their Skills In Learning And Teaching.

Requirements

Directions

References


Faculty Development In A Decade Of Transition, B. Claude Mathis Jan 1983

Faculty Development In A Decade Of Transition, B. Claude Mathis

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A curriculum for change in higher education emerged during the 1970's which emphasizes, in the tradition of the three "R's", a course of study called reexamination, revitalization, renewal, retraining, and retirement, along with retrenchment. All of these exhortations calling on our institutions to reexamine, revitalize, renew, retrain, retrench, and retire have been operationalized in a process called faculty development which, in its best sense, recognizes that faculty members are the fulcrum for change in any educational institution. Change faculty and you change the nature of higher education. I suggest that the transitions that higher education institutions are making ...


Career Stages: Implications For Faculty Instructional Development, Lynn L. Mortensen Jan 1983

Career Stages: Implications For Faculty Instructional Development, Lynn L. Mortensen

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Current Research on Career Stages of Faculty

Instructional Development Needs Identified by Faculty at Different Career Stages

Implications for Instructional Development

Conclusion

Bibliography


Long-Range Planning And Faculty Development, Frederick H. Gaige Jan 1983

Long-Range Planning And Faculty Development, Frederick H. Gaige

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Long-Range Planning: An Overview

II. Long-Range Planning: A Faculty Development Strategy

The concept of planning is as universally embraced as parenthood and pizza. Through planning, an individual or institution attempts to gain better control of the future, to make decisions in a systematic and thoughtful way. We may ask ourselves how anyone could oppose a process designed to achieve a greater modicum of order in our individual and institutional lives. And, indeed, it is the rare voice that is raised against the planning concept.


Computer Literacy: Teach Yourself, Barbara M. Florini Jan 1983

Computer Literacy: Teach Yourself, Barbara M. Florini

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What is Computer Literacy?

Computer Hardware

Software

Floppy Disks

User-friendly

Uses For Computers:

Word Processing, CAI/CMI, Data Bases, Spreadsheets, Graphics, Super Program, Your Investment

Issues

Next Steps


Linking Faculty Development And Academic Planning, R. Eugene Rice Jan 1983

Linking Faculty Development And Academic Planning, R. Eugene Rice

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During the 1970's, most of what was done under the name of faculty development focused on the individual. High priority was placed on confidentiality in dealing with faculty and efforts were made to maintain distance from the structures of power and decision-making within institutions - especially the Dean's Office. Faculty development was established intentionally at the margins of institutions. In the years ahead, professional development activities will move from the periphery of colleges and universities to the center and be increasingly linked to long-range academic planning and institutional development.


Section Ii: Promoting Adaptability In Higher Education, Michael Davis Jan 1983

Section Ii: Promoting Adaptability In Higher Education, Michael Davis

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The current decade has been a period of reduced resources, tight competition for students, uneven demand for faculty from various specialties, and a more stable and mature professoriate. Colleges and universities are searching for models and programs to enable them to turn threatening conditions into opportunities for change and progress. The resistance to change is sometimes strong, and new perspectives and ideas can be helpful in breaking the log jam of resistance. The four papers in this section present perspectives that can be valuable in promoting individual and organizational vigor. Each perspective has roots in human development or organizational development ...


An Individualized Teaching Approach: "Audio-Tutorial", Robert K. Snortland Jan 1983

An Individualized Teaching Approach: "Audio-Tutorial", Robert K. Snortland

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Background

L-L Graphics and A-T Graphics Compared

Results

Economic Analysis

Conclusions


Intervention: Moving University Units Toward Organizational Effectiveness, David B. Whitcomb, Susanne W. Whitcomb Jan 1983

Intervention: Moving University Units Toward Organizational Effectiveness, David B. Whitcomb, Susanne W. Whitcomb

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Background

Figure A The OD Cube: A scheme for Classifying OD Interventions

Theoretical Underpinnings

Application

Sample Case

Problem/Situation/Setting

The Intervention

Feedback Session

The Results

Follow-Up Evaluation

Analysis

Gibb's Checklist

Additional Outcomes

Discussion of Other Interventions

Summary

References


Section Iv: Heads Open, Hands On!, Stephen Scholl Jan 1983

Section Iv: Heads Open, Hands On!, Stephen Scholl

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One of the hallmarks of the annual POD Conference is that all "presenters" are required to design active sessions, to involve participants, to attempt to model effective practice in teaching and learning. One of the assumptions in putting together a collection of resources for people engaged in faculty and organizational development work in higher education is that we include pieces that describe learning activities, that can be used as aids in stimulating teachers and collegiate staff to rethink their goals and build new skills. Hence this section of "hands on" materials.


A Theory Of Action Perspective On Faculty Development, Ronald Smith Jan 1983

A Theory Of Action Perspective On Faculty Development, Ronald Smith

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Why A Theory of Action Perspective?

Theories of Action

Implications for Developers

Model I Theories-in-Use

The X-Y Case

Background

Model II Theories-in-Use

But It's So Hard to Change

Conclusions

Figure 1 Model I Theory-in-Use

Figure 1 Model II Theory-in-Use

Bibliography


Editorial Matter 1983 Jan 1983

Editorial Matter 1983

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Foreword

Table of Contents


Equity And Collaboration: The Move From Women's Issues Toward Gender Issues In Higher Education, Susanne W. Whitcomb, David B. Whitcomb Jan 1983

Equity And Collaboration: The Move From Women's Issues Toward Gender Issues In Higher Education, Susanne W. Whitcomb, David B. Whitcomb

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Women's Issues in Retrospect

Barriers to Equity

Progress Toward Equity and Collaboration

The Next Step

Conclusion

Bibliography


Making Workshops Work, Jacqueline Davis, Robert Young Jan 1983

Making Workshops Work, Jacqueline Davis, Robert Young

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Seminars and workshops--a practical, no-nonsense, relatively easy to schedule, participatory means of conveying and sharing ideas. Right? Only if planned and executed well. On the surface, a group session may seem to be one of the easiest best and ways to study new approaches to teaching and learning. It can be scheduled for one or more large blocks of time, freeing participants for other activities during the term. It provides opportunity for experimentation, a time and place to play out new ideas for the classroom before trying them with students. And it is a structure which promotes discussion, people talking ...


Improving Academic Departments, Sher Riechmann Hruska Jan 1983

Improving Academic Departments, Sher Riechmann Hruska

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Individual VS. Departmental Development Models

Sample Models

Conditions for Success

Staff Skills

Results

Summary

References


Workshop On Course Design And Teaching Styles: A Model For Faculty Development, Nancy Nowik Jan 1983

Workshop On Course Design And Teaching Styles: A Model For Faculty Development, Nancy Nowik

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The Course Of The Week

Course Development Stages

Schedule

Microteaching

Mid-Week (Course) Evaluation

Evening Sessions

Drawing to a Close

What Have we Accomplished?


Personal Consultation And Contractual Planning In Stimulating Faculty Growth: The Faculty Development Program At Northern Illinois University, L. Terry Oggel, Edwin L. Simpson Jan 1983

Personal Consultation And Contractual Planning In Stimulating Faculty Growth: The Faculty Development Program At Northern Illinois University, L. Terry Oggel, Edwin L. Simpson

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The Development of Faculty Development at NIU

Barriers to Development

Conducting the Program

Individual Cases

Faculty Reactions to the Program

Future Development of the Program

Conclusion


The Relationship Of Institutional Planning And Institutional Research To Faculty Development, Carol A. Paul Jan 1983

The Relationship Of Institutional Planning And Institutional Research To Faculty Development, Carol A. Paul

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Institutional Research

Academic Planning

Examples of Relationship of Institutional Planning and Research to Faculty Development

Factors That Influence Effective Interaction

References

Table 1: An Outline for an Educational Plan


Section I: Approaches To Teaching, Sandra C. Inglis Jan 1983

Section I: Approaches To Teaching, Sandra C. Inglis

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Preparing a book of readings from our POD members requires us to take time to fully appreciate the talents of our colleagues. This short chapter on approaches to teaching is a fine example. Each of the contributors presents his or her own motivation in re-thinking the classroom experience - one saw the light while watching a football game; another finally tired of "the same old thing."


Section Iii: Faculty Development And Institutional Planning, Michelle Fisher Jan 1983

Section Iii: Faculty Development And Institutional Planning, Michelle Fisher

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All the papers in this section share a now frequently heard concern for the stagnant, trapped, and even resentful faculties that the financial stringencies of the 1980s are creating at many colleges and universities. Yet the solution of all of these authors is not simply the standard fare of faculty development - consultation, workshop, handbooks, etc. - at least not as these are offered to individual faculty members. Instead, the authors' plea is to set faculty development in a larger context, to apply it to entire departments at a minimum and to the whole institution, especially as research reveals that institution's ...