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Volume 03, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1989

Volume 03, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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The Academic Workplace (Fall 1989): The Roots Of Faculty Dissatisfaction, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Sandra E. Elman, Ernest A. Lynton Oct 1989

The Academic Workplace (Fall 1989): The Roots Of Faculty Dissatisfaction, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Sandra E. Elman, Ernest A. Lynton

The Academic Workplace

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The Academic Workplace: Perception Versus Reality, Sandra E. Elman Oct 1989

The Academic Workplace: Perception Versus Reality, Sandra E. Elman

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Why are faculty becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the quality of the academic workplace? What accounts for burnout and low morale among so many college and university faculty? Is work life for professionals any more satisfying in the business world? What can academic leaders learn from business executives who work vigorously to reenergize their enterprises? Are corporate strategies aimed at enhancing the quality of work life applicable to improving satisfaction and productivity in our colleges and universities?

These concerns were addressed by a number of education leaders at a conference on faculty work life jointly sponsored by the New England Resource ...


Teaching Excellence: Toward The Best In The Academy, Fall 1989 Oct 1989

Teaching Excellence: Toward The Best In The Academy, Fall 1989

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

If Learning Involves Risk-taking, Teaching Involves Trust-building, by MARILLA SVINICKI, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN

The premise of this article is that learning, like all other creative acts, will flourish in an atmosphere in which the learner is willing to take risks, and it is the task of the instructor to create such an atmosphere for learning. If we accept this view of learning as risk-taking, we can begin to confront the factors that discourage students from taking risks and build a class environment where learning becomes less of a risk, or where the risk-taking in learning becomes valued instead of dreaded ...


Teaching Excellence: Toward The Best In The Academy, Fall 1989 [B] Oct 1989

Teaching Excellence: Toward The Best In The Academy, Fall 1989 [B]

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Reforming Undergraduate Education One Class at a Time, by K. PATRICIA CROSS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY:

A continuing question for those of us in education is-What can and should be done to improve the quality of undergraduate instruction? The reports that constitute the higher education reform movement of the 1980's have taken this as their major emphasis. However, while these reports express plenty of dissatisfaction with the quality of instruction, there are few constructive suggestions for what to do about it. Part of the problem is that there is an unexamined assumption that underlies most of the educational reform movement ...


The Muse: Resources For Faculty And Ta Newsletters, No. 2, Fall 1989 Oct 1989

The Muse: Resources For Faculty And Ta Newsletters, No. 2, Fall 1989

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Putting the edge on your newsletter: Easy-to-make design adjustments enhance readability and attractiveness to readers, by Linc. Fisch

Editors' musings

Filings ...

Excerpts: Composing Headlines

Design Review: Graphics and content bring Kennesaw's newsletter high grades

Supplement: Some observations on The Beacon, by Kenneth Zahorski


The Beacon: A Guide To Faculty Development At St. Norbert College, Vol. Iv, No. 4 Sep 1989

The Beacon: A Guide To Faculty Development At St. Norbert College, Vol. Iv, No. 4

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Lampreys, Eels, and Skinks, with Small Potatoes by Phil Cochran

Faculty to Discuss Jacoby's The Last Intellectuals

''FOOD FOR THOUGHT'' Series Offers Attractive Fall Program

Notes from the Director A New Semester's Resolution

INTERNATIONAL FORUM ISAC and Killeen Chair to Co-sponsor Teach-in on South Africa

Verbal and Nonverbal Immediacy in the Classroom -or- "Stop Hiding Behind the Podium and Talk with Your Students" James W. Neuliep

New Books in the Faculty Development Resource Center

Opportunity Calendar -ยท Fall Semester


Teaching Critical And Creative Thinking Skills As Part Of The Technical Communications Curriculum, Anne Harrington Sep 1989

Teaching Critical And Creative Thinking Skills As Part Of The Technical Communications Curriculum, Anne Harrington

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

I incorporated critical thinking instruction in the writing curriculum by using three writing projects: journal writing, a policy paper on AIDS, and an assignment to evaluate grammar checkers. In their journal writing students both generated and evaluated ideas. In the AIDS project, they reinforced these convergent and divergent thinking skills within the context of a real-world issue. For the software project, students practiced thinking skills in an arena that was more technical and objective, but in which they were evaluating fundamental writing criteria. These diverse assignments, based on a philosophically compatible approach to the teaching of writing, helped students develop ...


Volume 02, Number 03, Don Forrester Editor May 1989

Volume 02, Number 03, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Teaching Excellence: Toward The Best In The Academy, April 1989 Apr 1989

Teaching Excellence: Toward The Best In The Academy, April 1989

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

"If Learning Involves Risk-taking, Teaching Involves Trust-building," by Marilla Svinicki, University of Texas-Austin:

Creative acts flourish best in an atmosphere which allows the creator to take risks (Adams, 1986). The premise of this article is that learning, like all other creative acts, involves taking risks. For many students, their lack of confidence and the evaluative nature of the classroom make risk-taking a difficult step. However, if learning involves risk-taking, then teaching involves trust-building, creating a class atmosphere which will give students confidence and opportunities enough to take risks. The question is how to build that trust. Let's examine some ...


Volume 02, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor Feb 1989

Volume 02, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Relations Between Work And Life Away From Work Among University Faculty, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Janet P. Near Feb 1989

Relations Between Work And Life Away From Work Among University Faculty, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Janet P. Near

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

As one aspect of a study on faculty career development, relations between work and life away from work were explored for one hundred and twelve faculty. Analyses focused on the degree to which experiences and/or feelings associated with work directly colored or "spilled over" to life outside of work and vice versa. Differences by gender and rank also were examined.


The Tutor: Graduate Teacher Program Newsletter, University Of Colorado At Boulder, Vol. 5 No. 4 Jan 1989

The Tutor: Graduate Teacher Program Newsletter, University Of Colorado At Boulder, Vol. 5 No. 4

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Using common sense and kindness in teaching: Students with Special Needs, by Susan Anderson

Words from the Wise


Pod Membership Directory And Networking Guide 1988-89 Jan 1989

Pod Membership Directory And Networking Guide 1988-89

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Membership Directory

Members by Location

Members by Institutional Type


The Academic Achievement Of Open-Admission Students And Regular-Admission Students At A Comprehensive, Independent Mid-Western University , Thomas Moyer Pursel Jan 1989

The Academic Achievement Of Open-Admission Students And Regular-Admission Students At A Comprehensive, Independent Mid-Western University , Thomas Moyer Pursel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated relationships among admission status, standardized test scores, major area of study, and academic outcomes among college freshmen entering directly from high school. The progress of 653 students (585 regular-admission students and 68 open-admission students) was evaluated over a period of four years. In addition, differences in the predictive validity of standardized test scores and high school performance for regular-admission students and open-admission students were examined;Significant differences favoring regular-admission students were observed in grade point averages for each year studied and in graduation rates at the conclusion of four years of instruction. There were also differences favoring ...


Spiritual Development: A Descriptive Study Of College Freshmen At A Selected Institution Of The Christian College Coalition , Alan Stevens Cureton Jan 1989

Spiritual Development: A Descriptive Study Of College Freshmen At A Selected Institution Of The Christian College Coalition , Alan Stevens Cureton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Historically, Christian liberal arts colleges have claimed that their graduates are different from those of other colleges because of the integration of the Christian faith with academic disciplines. However, little research has been conducted regarding spiritual development in college students at Christian colleges;The investigator used a quantitative instrument designed to ascertain levels of spiritual involvement and faith development among freshmen students at a small midwestern Christian college. The data collected were presented and analyzed descriptively;The data indicate that students attending this institution identified a concerned interest in the spiritual dimension of their lives; generally consider themselves religious in ...


Evaluation Of The Department Of Professional Studies In Education By Students And 1986-1988 Graduates , Shirley L. Henry Jan 1989

Evaluation Of The Department Of Professional Studies In Education By Students And 1986-1988 Graduates , Shirley L. Henry

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the level of satisfaction with the Department of Professional Studies in Education for students enrolled spring semester, 1988, and 1986-1988 graduates. A comparison was made of findings of this study and those of previous studies of the department;Data indicate males and older subjects are generally more satisfied with all program factors. These findings concur with those reported in the previous studies. It appears that those who are obtaining or have obtained a Ph.D. degree are more satisfied than those working toward or who have obtained M.A., M.S., or M.Ed. degree;The factor ...


College Student Involvement And Cognitive Outcomes: A Study Utilizing The Cse And The Comp , Roger K. Hadley Jan 1989

College Student Involvement And Cognitive Outcomes: A Study Utilizing The Cse And The Comp , Roger K. Hadley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Recent research indicated that student involvement is related to cognitive outcomes, but more needs to be known. What kinds of involvement contribute to outcomes? Do different kinds of involvement lead to different outcomes for different students? This longitudinal study used standardized measures of involvement and cognitive outcomes to answer these questions;Eighty-eight students from three four-year campuses and one two-year campus in the Midwestern, Southern, and Eastern part of the United States took the Objective Test of the College Outcomes Measures Program (COMP) as entering students as a measure of cognitive outcomes. Two or four years later these same students ...


Educating The Learning Disabled Adult In Iowa's Community Colleges: A Descriptive Study , Marguerite J. Hunt Jan 1989

Educating The Learning Disabled Adult In Iowa's Community Colleges: A Descriptive Study , Marguerite J. Hunt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study was designed to investigate the progress made by Iowa's community colleges in the education of adults with learning disabilities since the 1970s and 1980s legislative Acts;Special needs coordinators, learning resource center directors, counselors and instructors were surveyed via a mailed questionnaire to examine the perceived educational needs of learning disabled adults, the current educational methods utilized, and possible future educational concerns. Using a univariate analysis, a description of the colleges' progress was calculated through frequencies, means, standard deviations and percentages;The results indicated that while community colleges have sought avenues to meet the educational needs ...


A Legislative History Of The Comprehensive Community College System In Nebraska 1926-1986: From Junior College To Technical Community College , Michael Lee Knedler Jan 1989

A Legislative History Of The Comprehensive Community College System In Nebraska 1926-1986: From Junior College To Technical Community College , Michael Lee Knedler

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze the legislative evolution of the technical community college system in Nebraska. Historical inquiry was combined with Campbell et al.'s conceptual framework of the public policy-making process (social forces, antecedents, legislative action, and formal enactment). Primary sources included newspaper articles, legislative enactments, government documents, and minutes of legislative committee meetings. Secondary sources included reports, dissertations, and books;Four bills were found to be fundamental to the creation on the technical community college system. They were: Senate File 1 (1931) which legalized public junior colleges, Legislative Bill 148 (1941) which established ...


A Comparative And Predictive Model To Determine Factors Related To Preparation And Entry Into The Teaching Profession , Beverly Jean Young Jan 1989

A Comparative And Predictive Model To Determine Factors Related To Preparation And Entry Into The Teaching Profession , Beverly Jean Young

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study utilized the causal-comparative research method to examine differences between teachers and non-teachers on the following factors: (1) academic indicators; (2) job orientation; (3) participation in high school extracurricular activities; and (4) willingness to choose a teaching career again. Two longitudinal data bases, one compiled by the Iowa State University Research Institute for Studies in Education and the nationally compiled High School and Beyond, were analyzed. Analyses of the data revealed students who majored in teacher education and taught the first year after graduation had consistently higher academic indicators, as measured by high school rank and high school grades ...


Academic Retention At Iowa State University: A Study Of The Organizational Environment And Gender Differences , Janet S. Padgitt Jan 1989

Academic Retention At Iowa State University: A Study Of The Organizational Environment And Gender Differences , Janet S. Padgitt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This investigation focuses on retention as it is related to the organizational environment and socialization; gender equity in these areas; and factors affecting retention decisions. A questionnaire was sent to probationary faculty, faculty who had received tenure within the last three years, female full professors, and a sample of male full professors at Iowa State University. The response rate was 58 percent;Retention was measured by asking whether respondents preferred to work here or elsewhere and whether they were planning to stay, considering leaving, or actively seeking another position. Organizational environment measures include assessments of working conditions, the opportunity structure ...


Relationship Of Match/Mismatch Of Student-Teacher Learning Styles, Stress, And Academic Achievement , William J. O'Neill Jan 1989

Relationship Of Match/Mismatch Of Student-Teacher Learning Styles, Stress, And Academic Achievement , William J. O'Neill

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This exploratory study investigated the relationship between student-teacher learning style match/mismatch and perceived stress and the effect on academic achievement. Subjects were 167 undergraduate college students enrolled in one of two courses (psychology and mathematics) at Iowa State University;Data-gathering consisted of the administration of the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) to determine the learning style of each student and the learning/teaching styles of the respective instructors. Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-Y) was administered to the subjects during the class period week prior to a major examination in each course. The scores on the State portion were ...


Use Of And Satisfaction With Two Types Of Advising Systems Among Engineering Students At Iowa State University , William Francis Jaffe Jan 1989

Use Of And Satisfaction With Two Types Of Advising Systems Among Engineering Students At Iowa State University , William Francis Jaffe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As enrollments decline in institutions of higher education quality academic advising may help reduce student attrition. A quality advising program is one which students use and one with which they express satisfaction. In this study, the academic advising program in a college of engineering was studied, by means of a questionnaire, to describe the role of the advisor in terms of predominant patterns of student use. Another purpose was to determine which type of advising system, faculty-based or professional advisor-based, resulted in greater student use and satisfaction for specific advising needs: assistance with preregistration, class add/drop, curriculum planning, career ...