ERIC Number: ED022475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Teaching in a Junior College, a Brief Professional Orientation.
Garrison, Roger H.
This paper was prepared to orient the new junior college teacher to his unique challenges, problems, obligations, and opportunities. The first section describes the junior college (private and community-comprehensive), its structure and governance, its variety of programs and students, its place in higher education, and its philosophy of instruction. The next section presents a model of a junior college and lists six major concerns of the instructor. These are: (1) a teaching load and non-teaching duties that usually preclude travel, summer or graduate study, and even conference attendance, (2) relating the institutional goals to his teaching, (3) the extent of faculty participation in college governance, (4) adapting teaching methods to the great range of student ability, preparation, and motivation, (5) grading student work by a new concept of excellence, and (6) shortage of laboratory and clerical help and of other supportive services and supplies. This section also specifies the college's major expectations of the teacher. The last section offers advice and gives examples of practices, in both method and attitude, for successful teaching. The instructor must know the student, how to motivate him, how to inspire the disadvantaged student, and the value of professional refreshment. It also has a checklist against which to evaluate one's teaching. This paper is meant only to supplement the specific, local orientation provided by the employing college.(HH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Instruction, Orientation, Teacher Orientation, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50).
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.