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ERIC Number: ED013650
Record Type: RIE
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REPORT OF THE STUDY MADE AS PART OF THE FIFTH ADMINISTRATIVE TEAMS INSTITUTE FROM JEFFERSON STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE.
WHEN JEFFERSON STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE OPENED IN 1965, 49 PERCENT OF ITS FACULTY WERE FORMER ALABAMA SENIOR COLLEGE PROFESSORS, 41 PERCENT WERE FORMER SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND 10 PERCENT CAME FROM PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES IN OTHER STATES. THIS VARIETY, PLUS THE SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALABAMA JUNIOR COLLEGE SYSTEM, NECESSITATED A COMPREHENSIVE FACULTY ORIENTATION PROGRAM. A COURSE IN JUNIOR COLLEGE EDUCATION WAS ORGANIZED FOR THE FACULTY, WHO TOOK THE COURSE FOR CREDIT, AUDITED, OR ATTENDED CERTAIN SESSIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR BACKGROUND. A PRACTICAL RESULT OF THE COURSE WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AS CLASS PROJECTS. CLASSROOM VISITS WERE FOLLOWED BY CONFERENCES WITH FACULTY MEMBERS. INFORMAL AND FORMAL DISCUSSION GROUPS SERVED AS ANOTHER MEANS OF ORIENTATION. PRE- AND POST-TESTING IN THE COURSE SHOWED DESIRABLE CHANGES, AND THE ADMINISTRATION NOTED CHANGES IN ATTITUDES OF MANY STAFF MEMBERS. RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED AT THE END OF THE COURSE COMPARED FAVORABLY WITH RESPONSES OF A NATIONWIDE SURVEY, AND THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT THE LOCAL RETRAINING AND ORIENTATION PROGRAM WAS BASICALLY SUCCESSFUL IN AT LEAST 90 PERCENT OF THE CASES. (WO)
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Identifiers: ALABAMA; Alabama (Birmingham)