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Higher Education Administration

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1987

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Rescue The Perishing: A New Approach To Supplemental Instruction, Calvin B. Peters Jan 1987

Rescue The Perishing: A New Approach To Supplemental Instruction, Calvin B. Peters

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The Idea of Supplemental Instruction

Preliminary Considerations

Timing and Structure

A Sample Session

Concluding Thoughts

References


Strengthening Faculty Development Programs Through Evaluation, Ann Ferren, Kay Mussell Jan 1987

Strengthening Faculty Development Programs Through Evaluation, Ann Ferren, Kay Mussell

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Theoretical Framework for Program Evaluation

Methods and Data Sources

Findings

Implications

Conclusions

References


A Marketing Approach To Conducting Successful Workshop-Based Programs For Faculty, Linda Hilsen, Emily (Rusty) Wadsworth, Judy Cohen Jan 1987

A Marketing Approach To Conducting Successful Workshop-Based Programs For Faculty, Linda Hilsen, Emily (Rusty) Wadsworth, Judy Cohen

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A Marketing Orientation: The Key to Successful Workshops

Marketing Research: Identifying the Needs of Your Target Market

Marketing Your Workshop: Planning, Implementation and Control

Planning: Product

Product: Choosing a Presenter

Product: Getting the Presenter Ready

Product: Choosing a Format, Length, and Date

Planning: Promotion

Planning: Place

Implementation

Implementation: Place

Implementation: Product

Control

Conclusion

Notes

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C


Faculty Collaboration For Better Teaching: Adult Learning Principles Applied To Teaching Improvement, Elizabeth A. Mcdaniel Jan 1987

Faculty Collaboration For Better Teaching: Adult Learning Principles Applied To Teaching Improvement, Elizabeth A. Mcdaniel

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Rationale

Adult Learning Principles

The Instructional Improvement Model

Illustrations of the Model

Summary

References


Colleagues As Catalysts For Change In Teaching, Robert J. Menges Jan 1987

Colleagues As Catalysts For Change In Teaching, Robert J. Menges

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The Feedback Seeker

The Relationship Between Feedback Giver and Feedback Seeker

The Feedback Message

Costs

Programmatic Issues

Three Program Examples

Training

Rewards

Conclusion

References


Non-Traditional Intervention Strategies For Improving The Teaching Effectiveness Of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Jody D. Nyquist, Ann Q. Staton-Spicer Jan 1987

Non-Traditional Intervention Strategies For Improving The Teaching Effectiveness Of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Jody D. Nyquist, Ann Q. Staton-Spicer

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Standard-Other Model

Self-as-Model

Video Coaching

References


Faculty Development Needs As A Function Of Status In The Academic Guild, Sandra Powell Barber Jan 1987

Faculty Development Needs As A Function Of Status In The Academic Guild, Sandra Powell Barber

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Professional Development Stages

Stage-Related Faculty Development Needs

Faculty Development: A Need for the Academy

References

Notes

Appendix: Faculty Profile


Faculty Developers As Facilitators Of Scholarly Writing, Robert Boice, Jim L. Turner Jan 1987

Faculty Developers As Facilitators Of Scholarly Writing, Robert Boice, Jim L. Turner

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Holding Workshops on Writing Attitudes and Habits

Instituting Writer Support Groups

Using Productive Faculty to Model Ideal Writing Habits

Making Brief, Casual Visits to Faculty Offices

Helping to Arrange Mentoring and Collaboration

Becoming an Active Model for Good Writing Habits

Preparing for Resistance and Frustration

References


Part Ii: Reflections - Career Development Patterns And Needs Of Faculty Jan 1987

Part Ii: Reflections - Career Development Patterns And Needs Of Faculty

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Thoughtful, effective programming for faculty and institutional development depends on an understanding of faculty as individuals, but this understanding must be conditioned by a knowledge of faculty roles, the contexts in which faculty work, and the forces at work in their career development. However, as our first paper points out, assumptions about faculty career patterns based on "generic" research on adult development have not been subjected to rigorous empirical testing. The author, Mary Pat Mann, notes limitations of existing research on faculty career development and points out the dangers of uncritical acceptance of frequently-cited stage models.


Part I: Research - Toward A Research Agenda On Classroom Teaching Jan 1987

Part I: Research - Toward A Research Agenda On Classroom Teaching

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In this volume, we continue our custom of publishing the keynote address from our annual fall conference. This year, Harvard educator K. Patricia Cross, most familiar to us through her work on non-traditional students, proposes a non-traditional approach to teaching improvement. She suggests that by empirically investigating questions that arise from their own teaching experiences, faculty can improve their teaching and revitalize themselves as educators. Although we've titled this section "research," it really incorporates elements of reflection, conceptualization, and practice into an argument in favor of faculty-generated research on teaching.


Part Iii: Conceptualizations - Models For Program Planning Jan 1987

Part Iii: Conceptualizations - Models For Program Planning

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In this section, we present a spectrum of articles illustrating professional and organizational development practice informed by the theory, research, and methodology of many disciplines. These articles share a theme that characterizes our organization as well as emerging thought in many of the disciplines from which we borrow: the value of collaborative action as a vehicle for improving teaching and enhancing program effectiveness.


Part Iv: Practice-Improving Teaching And Learning Jan 1987

Part Iv: Practice-Improving Teaching And Learning

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We come now to the practice of teaching improvement, the bread-and-butter of most faculty development programs. The articles in this section describe programs that range in purpose from training foreign teaching assistants to offering Supplemental Instruction without benefit of a "Supplemental Budget."


It's Working: A Training Program For Foreign Teaching Assistants, Rosslyn M. Smith, C. Len Ainsworth Jan 1987

It's Working: A Training Program For Foreign Teaching Assistants, Rosslyn M. Smith, C. Len Ainsworth

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National Awareness

Program Description

Goals

Admission

Pre-Screening

Testing

Curriculum

Materials Used

Administration and Staff

Results and Follow-Up

In Summary

References

Notes


Patterns Of Successful Faculty Career Change: A Study Of Career Transition Within The University, Sripen Supapidhayakul, Edwin L. Simpson Jan 1987

Patterns Of Successful Faculty Career Change: A Study Of Career Transition Within The University, Sripen Supapidhayakul, Edwin L. Simpson

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Major Themes

Theme 1 : Background and Characteristics of the Changers

Theme 2: Factors that Influence the Change

Theme 3: Choice of Career Area

Theme 4: Support for and Barriers to the Change

Theme 5: Processes of Transition

Theme 6: Life After the Change

Patterns of Successful Faculty Career Transition

Pattern A: Institution-Initiated Change

Pattern B: Situation-Initiated Change

Pattern C: Self-Initiated Change

Discussion

Implications for Practice

References


Starting At The Beginning: The Concerns And Needs Of New Faculty, Jim L. Turner, Robert Boice Jan 1987

Starting At The Beginning: The Concerns And Needs Of New Faculty, Jim L. Turner, Robert Boice

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Project Objectives and Design

Sample Characteristics

Results

Discussion

References

Appendix A: New Faculty Interview Schedule A (administered during first semester on campus with new faculty)

Appendix B: New Faculty Interview Schedule B (administered at end of second semester for new faculty)

Appendix C: New Faculty Interview Schedule C (administered during the third semester for new faculty)

Appendix D: New Faculty Rating Tracking Sheet

Appendix E: New Faculty Self-Tracking Sheet (Robert Boice and Jim Turner)


Editorial Matter 1987 Jan 1987

Editorial Matter 1987

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Foreword

Contents

Indexes: Cumulative Title Index, Cumulative Author Index


The University And The Rediscovery Of Teaching: A System-Level Model, John Bailiff, Susan Kahn Jan 1987

The University And The Rediscovery Of Teaching: A System-Level Model, John Bailiff, Susan Kahn

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A Statewide Project

The Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grant Program

The Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council

Conferences and Faculty College

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows

Dissemination of Teaching Ideas


Teaching The Hearing-Impaired College Student: Current Practices In Faculty Development, Karen Conner, Harry G. Lang Jan 1987

Teaching The Hearing-Impaired College Student: Current Practices In Faculty Development, Karen Conner, Harry G. Lang

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Guidelines for Postsecondary Programs

What Are the Needs?

Faculty Development Approaches

General Formats

Implementing Faculty Development Program Offerings

Conclusion

References

Notes


The Need For Classroom Research, K. Patricia Cross Jan 1987

The Need For Classroom Research, K. Patricia Cross

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The single most important question in higher education for the rest of this decade will be, I think-What can and should be done to improve the quality of undergraduate education?

The reports that constitute the higher educational reform movement of the 1980s have taken as their major mission the improvement of undergraduate education. Most of the recommendations have to do with what is taught, i.e. the curriculum. Some seem to think that is where the problem lies-that students don't learn what they should learn in college. I am inclined to think, however, that how students are taught is ...


Developmental Models Of Faculty Careers: A Critique Of Research And Theory, Mary Pat Mann Jan 1987

Developmental Models Of Faculty Careers: A Critique Of Research And Theory, Mary Pat Mann

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An Introduction to Developmental Models

Applying Developmental Models to Faculty Careers

Limitations of Current Research

Developmental Models and Faculty Development

References