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Teacher Education and Professional Development

1981

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Faculty Development In A Labor Studies Credit Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Gino Sorcinelli Jan 1981

Faculty Development In A Labor Studies Credit Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Gino Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The term "faculty development" has been defined by Jerry G. Gaff as "enhancing the talents, expanding the interests, improving the competence and otherwise facilitating the professional and personal growth of faculty, particularly in their role as instructor." Indeed, faculty development programs in the 1970s have shifted from traditional practices of professional renewal, such as faculty exchanges and research and travel grants, to a new focus on the individual faculty member and the issues he or she confronts as teacher. The attempt to assist faculty members in improving the quality of teaching and learning at Indiana University Northwest, an urban, commuter ...