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ERIC Number: ED022415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 53
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Innovation in Collegiate Instruction; Strategies for Change.
Mayhew, Lewis B.
To stimulate innovation and the modification of instructional practices as well as to encourage discussion and experimentation aimed at the development of theories about the process of change, some of the new techniques and practices in use at a few colleges and universities are discussed and mechanisms are suggested for generating change. Innovative techniques include the use of television and other audiovisual media, flexible class scheduling, new grading methods, interdisciplinary courses, independent study, and cooperative work programs. In order to introduce new techniques successfully, it is essential to convince the faculty of the need for change. This can be done through faculty workshops and orientation sessions, manipulation of the traditional systems of rewards, prerogatives, and perquisites, and by involving the most respected and influential faculty members in the process of change. Strong administrative leadership and interest are critical for successfully engineering change in the instructional process. (AM)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
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