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Higher Education Administration

To Improve the Academy

1986

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Learning To Teach In An American Classroom: Narrowing The Culture And Communication Gap For Foreign Teaching Assistants, Ellen Sarkisian Jan 1986

Learning To Teach In An American Classroom: Narrowing The Culture And Communication Gap For Foreign Teaching Assistants, Ellen Sarkisian

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Program Description

Discussion about Teaching

Observation of Teaching Skills

Focus 1: Encouraging Participation

Focus 2: Basic Teaching Strategies to Assist Non-native Speakers

Focus 3: Teacher and Student Expectations of Each Other

Videotaped Practice Teaching

Reviewing the First Practice Presentations

The Second Practice Presentation

Practice Discussion-leading

Focus 4: Communication with Colleagues and American Friends

In Summary

References

Notes


Teaching Academic Career Paths: Implications For Faculty Development, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 1986

Teaching Academic Career Paths: Implications For Faculty Development, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

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Decision Points

Influences

Individual Factors

Career Image

Significant People

Socio-Historical Events

Career Patterns

Conclusions

References

Notes


Cidr: A Small Service Firm Within A Research University, Jody D. Nyquist Jan 1986

Cidr: A Small Service Firm Within A Research University, Jody D. Nyquist

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Basic Assumptions Underlying CIDR's Instructional Development Program

Must Help Faculty

Goals of the Center For Instructional Development and Research

CIDR as a Small Service Firm

Meeting the Needs of Clients

Creating the Service Encounter -- CIDR Staff and Instructors

Establishing High Visibility

Monitoring Client Satisfaction

CIDR's Instructional Improvement Model

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C


Part I: Reflections Jan 1986

Part I: Reflections

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In virtually all theories of cognitive development, the higher levels include a capacity to engage in some form of metacognition, the ability to think about thinking, to reflect on actions, to come to some understanding of the reasons for being and doing. From these reflections come learning and further development.


Peripheral Programming: An Approach To Faculty Development, Andy Farquharson Jan 1986

Peripheral Programming: An Approach To Faculty Development, Andy Farquharson

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The Original Role of the Learning and Teaching Centre

Initiatives

Types of Program Activities

Developing Legitimacy

Results

Future Directions and Challenges

The Target/Legitimation Model

Faculty Development Needs Model

Diffusion of Innovation

In Summary

References

Notes


Instructional Developers And Instructors As Collaborators In The Oral Presentation Assignment, Robert L. Flagler, John E. Hamlin, Ann Z. Russell Jan 1986

Instructional Developers And Instructors As Collaborators In The Oral Presentation Assignment, Robert L. Flagler, John E. Hamlin, Ann Z. Russell

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Goal Setting

Topic Selection

Collecting Research

Grading

Audience

Student Presenter

Speaking Tips

Conclusion

Appendix


Editorial Matter 1986 Jan 1986

Editorial Matter 1986

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Foreword

Contents

Indexes: Cumulative Title Index, Cumulative Author Index


How To Prevent Students, Linc. Fisch Jan 1986

How To Prevent Students, Linc. Fisch

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I was relaxed, comfortable, waiting a few moments more until the anesthesia wore completely off. A bit of casual conversation by the dentist might be appropriate, perhaps even expected, after the crown was seated and cemented.


Social Commitment: A Vision For Higher Education, Sheryl Riechmann Hruska Jan 1986

Social Commitment: A Vision For Higher Education, Sheryl Riechmann Hruska

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The Social Context

Higher Education and a Social Purpose

The How and Why of Education

Importance of Context

Social Consciousness

The Hidden Curriculum

Implications for Action

Faculty Development Facilitators

Administrators

Conclusion

References

Notes


Using Interviews In Development Programs For Beginning Teachers, Lawrence T. Mcgill, James M. Shaeffer Jan 1986

Using Interviews In Development Programs For Beginning Teachers, Lawrence T. Mcgill, James M. Shaeffer

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The Advantage of the Beginning Teacher

The Case for the Interview

The Interview in the Context of an Experience-Based Development Program

Introducing Interviews Into Teacher Development Programs

Some Notes on the Mechanics of the Interviews

Sample Interview Schedule

References


Part Ii: Conceptualizations Jan 1986

Part Ii: Conceptualizations

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Part of the process of learning involves the making of models to guide action. A good model explains what has happened, communicates what is happening, and predicts what will happen. It serves as a schema for thinking about the world and how we interact with it. This can be freeing because a useful model points to new directions which are logical outgrowths of the current situation, but it can also be restricting if we come to believe that the model represents "truth" in capital letters and neon lights.


Reflections Of A Practitioner: Ten Years Of Professional And Organizational Development, William H. Bergquist Jan 1986

Reflections Of A Practitioner: Ten Years Of Professional And Organizational Development, William H. Bergquist

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Setting the Stage

Theme One: Conformity vs. Innovation

Theme Two: Role of the "Enemy"

Theme Three: Interdependence vs. Autonomy

Theme Four: Dreams and Reality

Concluding Comments

References

Notes


The Place Of Practice-Centered Inquiry In A Faculty Development Program, Nancy Van Note Chism, Donald P. Sanders Jan 1986

The Place Of Practice-Centered Inquiry In A Faculty Development Program, Nancy Van Note Chism, Donald P. Sanders

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Faculty Use of Practice-Centered Inquiry

Implications for Faculty Development Programs

Questions to Consider

References


A Survey Of Faculty Development Practices, Glenn Erickson Jan 1986

A Survey Of Faculty Development Practices, Glenn Erickson

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The POD Network decided to conduct a survey of faculty development practices for several reasons. First, many people believed that the "faculty development movement" was a casualty of tight budgets and an inevitable loss of faith in yesterday's strategies; some of us had our doubts. Also, we were curious about just what kinds of services were being offered by whom in our colleges and universities and whether things had changed dramatically in the years since Centra's survey (Centra, 1976). Finally, we had never had a decent mailing list of "development" practitioners, yet we claimed to be committed to ...


Getting Development Underway Through Faculty Involvement, Dean Hustuft Jan 1986

Getting Development Underway Through Faculty Involvement, Dean Hustuft

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Committee Input

Publicizing the Event

Learning Awareness Day

Additional Activities

Final Observations


Academic Department Chair Training: The Why And The How Of It, Ann F. Lucas Jan 1986

Academic Department Chair Training: The Why And The How Of It, Ann F. Lucas

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Academic Chairs Are Not Trained For Their Leadership Role

Necessary Ingredients For Academic Chair Training

Sequence of Steps Necessary For Effective Academic Chair Training

Advantages of the Proposed Model

Appendix

References

Notes


Part Iii: Practice Jan 1986

Part Iii: Practice

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Although it is exhilirating to flex our mental muscles in reflection and conceptualization, the real work of the profession must go on day by day. The papers in this section of the volume attack the business of development head on in a wide range of practical situations faced by all of us repeatedly.


Part Iv: Research Jan 1986

Part Iv: Research

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Balanced somewhere between thinking and doing is the need for verification by experimentation. We should never move too far away from the spirit of inquiry which drives us to examine the fundamental assumptions of our professions. If our elegant models and programs have no grounding in reality, they will fail us in practice. Therefore, we include a section on research efforts and encourage others to share their findings with our readers.


Genetics In Jeopardy: The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Chronic Disease In An Undergraduate Medical Course-A Case Report, Richard G. Tiberius, R. J. M. Gold Jan 1986

Genetics In Jeopardy: The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Chronic Disease In An Undergraduate Medical Course-A Case Report, Richard G. Tiberius, R. J. M. Gold

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Presenting Symptoms

Case History

Diagnosis

Plan of Treatment

Initial Response to Treatment

Relapse

Emergency Treatment

Final Assessment

Conclusions


Coping With Resistance To Faculty Development, Jim L. Turner, Robert Boice Jan 1986

Coping With Resistance To Faculty Development, Jim L. Turner, Robert Boice

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Suggestion of a Model for Conceptualizing Resistance

Examples of Resistance to Faculty Development

Coping with Resistance

What Resistance Says About Needed Interventions

How to Cope with the Aversive Properties of Resistance

What Resistance Can Tell You About Yourself

Discussion

References

Notes


When Funds Won't Stretch: Faculty And Organizational Development Projects For Miniscule Budgets, Susanne W. Whitcomb Jan 1986

When Funds Won't Stretch: Faculty And Organizational Development Projects For Miniscule Budgets, Susanne W. Whitcomb

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A. How can we provide an intellectually stimulating environment for the faculty when we can't afford to bring in big-name speakers?

B. How can department faculty provide their own feedback and inservice training without a formally designated development person?

C. How can department funds be conserved and effectively utilized?

D. How can we get input for the continuous revitalization of curriculum and also meet the community's needs for our graduates as "state of the art" professionals?

E. What are ways in which a University on a miniscule budget can facilitate faculty and staff development?

F. How can we ...


Teaching The Introductory-Level Course: A Special Challenge, Delivee L. Wright Jan 1986

Teaching The Introductory-Level Course: A Special Challenge, Delivee L. Wright

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Subject Matter in Introductory Courses

Beginning Students

Environment of the Academic Community

Conclusion

References


Using Qualitative Methods To Generate Data For Instructional Development, Donald H. Wulff, Jody D. Nyquist Jan 1986

Using Qualitative Methods To Generate Data For Instructional Development, Donald H. Wulff, Jody D. Nyquist

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Defining Qualitative Methods

Generating Useful Data

Classroom Complexity

Context

Participant Perspectives

Specific Case

Applying Qualitative Methods to a Typical Case

A Case Study

Summary

References

Notes